The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) said its members are ready to embark on another indefinite strike if no action is taken by the Federal government before February 13.
In a statement issued after the congress of the union on Monday, LAUTECH ASUU chairman, Dr Biodun Olaniran, confirmed that members have resolved to embark on an indefinite strike.
The statement released on Monday, February 7, 2022, stressed the failures of the Nigerian government and stated the organisation’s readiness to go on strike if the Federal government fails to accede to its demands. The union said that the FG was not ready to do the needful.
ASUU also urged Nigerians to prevail on the government to avert the impending strike, saying it has sent many stakeholders to talk to the government which has made them look like a dog, which could only bark but could not bite.
The statement read in part, “Our union, ASUU, is using this medium to call upon the Federal Government of Nigeria once again to implement the agreement it signed with ASUU. It is unfortunate to mention that the FG signed an agreement with the ASUU since 2009, but the agreement is not implemented till date.
“The agreement was renegotiated in the name of peace. But to our dismay, the government has refused to sign the renegotiated agreement. In order to make the implementation of the agreement easy for the FG, the union has limited its demand to only three.
These include the signing/implementation of the renegotiated agreement of 2009; and the adoption of the University Transparency and Accountability Software instead of the controversial IPPIS.”
The union said despite many meetings with the Federal Government, the governments are yet to address their demands.
The LAUTECH Student Union Government has mentioned that, “ASUU LAUTECH is part of National ASUU. However, consultations are ongoing to ensure that ASUU LAUTECH does not join the strike.”