Nothing short of presentation of a clear agenda for implementing the 2009 agreement signed between the Federal Government and the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), not even stoppage of salaries will end the ongoing nationwide strike by the union.
This was contained in a release by the Secretary of the University of Ibadan (UI) chapter of the union, Ayodeji Omole, and which was made available to journalists, in Ibadan, on Sunday.
Omole said, “ASUU is a body of intellectual and the members of the union are ready to pursue the revitalization of public education in Nigeria to a logical conclusion, even with the stoppage of salaries.”
The UI ASUU scribe disclosed that contrary to the position of the federal government that it had released N100billion, it had not released a dime, insisting that any proposal not based on a clear acceptance of a framework for implementing the 2009 Agreement would not be acceptable.
Reacting to an alleged threat to forcefully reopen the universities by the government, the unionist said such measure would amount to seeking to impose a solution regarding the impasse, but it would not be a solution to the present crisis.