Recently, there has been a speculation going on in social media saying that ASUU has called off the indefinite strike and that students and lecturers are expected to resume academic activities today been Monday. ASUU denies calling off strike nor making this statement above and as same time threatens every lecturer not to try to get engaged with any form of school activities until they get approval from the head.
The ASUU National President, Professor Ogunyemi has made it clear today that ASUU has no plans of calling off the strike so soon unless a defined agreement is reached between the Federal Government and ASUU. He also, made it open that the last meeting held last week between the Minister of Education, Minister of Labour and the representatives of ASUU on this deliberation ended in deadlock. That the Federal has failed to reach a firm implementation of the 2009 agreement reached between them, and until this is done, there would be no hope of resuming academic activities. And as such, ASUU denies calling off strike at will.
The President has further advised the every citizen of the country to ignore any nature of rumour they hear concerning the indefinite strike. He promises to give a full declaration of the state of the strike if there is any. He also states that further sittings will be held this week between the ASUU and the FG, and if there be good news, we should expect to hear from him officially.
The President, National Association Of Nigeria Students (NANS), by name Comrade Chinonso Obasi is also calling on Muhammadu Buhari, the President of the FGN. Who just returned to the country Yesterday from London after 103 days off country medical checkup, to try the much he can to salvage this issue at hand before it reaps off the country’s reputation. The students need to go back to school. That students have already started missing out of school activities and still counting. Path of the activities, he mentioned was the recently launched Economic Recovery and Growth Plan (ERGP) which the students are regrettably not a part of.
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