Rights activist and the Convener of Concerned Nigerians, Deji Adeyanju has reaffirmed his support for the prolonged industrial action embarked upon by members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).
The activist, in a tweet via his Twitter handle on Monday, told the universities’ lecturers to continue with its strike action until all their demands are provided by the federal government.
The activist also implored lecturers of universities to defy any form of bullying from the government.
“ASUU has my 100% support to continue the strike. They should resist the bullying and tyranny of the Govt. If our public university educational system was working, many of us would not be paying millions in private universities and neither would politicians’ kids be going abroad. Aluta Continua!”
MOUTHPIECE NGR recalls that ASUU strike, which began on Monday, February 14, 2022, has lasted for almost seven months.
Meanwhile, the National Exective Council of the universities staff union is expected to have a meeting on Sunday, August 28, 2022 to take a decision on whether to shelve or continue the strike.
The meeting of the union’s NEC, will take place at the union’s national headquarters at the University of Abuja.
Our correspondent gathered that the council will take a decision based on reports from the various state congresses of ASUU.
The demands of the union range from renegotiation of the ASUU-FGN 2009 agreement; release of revitalisation funds for universities; deployment of the University Transparency Accountability System for the payment of salaries and allowances of university lecturers; release of earned allowances; to the release of the white paper report of the visitation panels to universities.