The National chairman for ASUU President Comrade Biodun Ogunyemi has declared a nationwide strike to commence from today. This was the fall-out of a National Executive Council meeting held by the organisation in Abuja at the weekend.
In a document titled Strike Bulletin No.1 Comrade Ogunyemi said the strike is a total, comprehensive and indefinite action whereby no form of academic activities, including teaching, attendance of any meeting, conduct and supervision of any examination at any level, supervision of project or thesis at any level would take place at any of the nation’s universities.
He said the strike was a result of the government not honoring the terms of the MoU it signed with the organisation in 2013.
Ogunyemi said “Of all the items contained in the MoU, only the N200b out of a total of N1.3tr of the Public Universities Revitalisation (Needs Assessment) fund was released”
According to him, the body had written several letters press releases and communiqués on the outstanding issues to no avail.
Part of the issues related to the strike were given by Ogunyemi as follows:
payment of fractions/non-payment of salaries,
non-payment of earned academic allowances,
non releases of operational license of NUPEMCO,
non implementation of the provisions of the 2014 pension reform act with respect to retired professors and their salaries,
removal of universities staff schools from funding by government,
funds for the revitalisation of public universities.