We never reached any agreement with government to call off strike-ASUU

We never reached  any agreement with government to call off strike-ASUU
We never reached  any agreement with government to call off strike-ASUU

We never reached  any agreement with government to call off strike-ASUU

From Muazu Hardawa, Bauchi

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has declared that the union never reached any agreement with Federal Government to call off its nine months old strike.

This was contained in a press release signed by ASUU president Professor Biodun Ogunyemi and the the coordinator Bauchi zone professor Lawan Abubakar which  copy was made available to newsmen in Bauchi yesterday

"The principals officers and trustees who constitute the core of representatives of ASUU at the negation meeting with government are not constitutionally empowered to suspend any strike action".

The President said that,  "whatever, comes out of an agreement with agents of government is an offer which must be taken back to the branches through the various organs of the union. Views and perspectives on offers by government are aggregated and presents to government agents as counter offers".

"This made union strategy of offer and counter offer is continually deployed untill the national executive council (NEC) of ASUU consisting of all recognize Chairpersons finally approves what it considers an acceptable offer from the government it is only then that any strike action by ASUU can be suspended.

Biodun Ogunyemi said that, "ASUU recognises and appreciate the concerns of all Nigerians who have been calling for an early resolution of the ongoing strike crisis, it was a needless crisis in the happened because government has consistent failes to faithfully implements the agreements it freely signed with the union.

According to him, ASUU is equally worried and embarassed that those in position of authority over the years displayed seeming indifference is not a decay in Nigerians public Universities