BREAKING: Panic as ASUU threatens fresh nationwide strike

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has threatened to embark on another nationwide strike to protest absence of governing councils in all federal universities across the country among other issues the government is yet to address.

President of ASUU, Prof. Emmanuel Osodeke, spoke at a press conference which is ongoing at ASUU national secretariat, Abuja.

The body which recalled that the federal government dissolved governing councils of the universities in May, last year, has asked Nigerians to hold the government responsible for any decision it takes to protest the action of government.

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Recently, the union tackled the management of the University of Abuja (Uniabuja) for advertising the post of vice chancellor as the incumbent was rounding up his tenure.

ASUU argued that the act establishing the institution empowered only the governing council to advertise the position, but the management said it got the nod of the Minister of Education, Professor Tahir Mamman, to do so.

The Abuja branch of the union, last Thursday, declared an indefinite strike over the issue and others bordering on promotion and recruitment, as well as lack of elections for positions of dean and registrar, which it said were supposed to be done and approved by the council.

Similarly, the ASUU in the University of Maiduguri; Usman Dan fodiyo University, Sokoto; Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi and others, kicked against advertisements for the positions of their vice chancellors.

The Chairman of ASUU at the University of Maiduguri, Dr Abubakar Saidu, described the advertorial for the vice chancellor’s position as unacceptable as it was placed by the university’s management board in the absence of a governing council.

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