The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), has released it’s number six bulletin to Nigerian students and all Members of it’s association, regarding the industrial strike action ,which has been active since 14th February, 2022 till date.
The bulletin was released today ,17th June, 2022. from the National Secretariat Office in Abuja. The bulletin reads, “Our roll-over strike is 16 weeks old now. As the struggle continues, members are commended for their commitment and steadfastness in the patriotic struggle for the survival of the University system in our country.
“Members are particularly applauded for keeping faith with Academic Staff Union of Universities inspite of the hardship imposed on our families as a result of the stoppage of salaries.
“You have made the statement loud andg clear that we are not beggers and, as a result, hunger is an impotent instrument to break our resolve.
“Our iron-cast resolve has forced the government to sit down and negotiate with
The statement added “We have had five meetings with Federal Government Team and two meetings with Minister of Education.
“The renegotiation of the 2009 agreement of Academic Staff Union of Universities ASUU-FGN agreement is progressing
srhoothly and has reached an advanced stage. Our iron-cast resolve has forced the government to sit down and negotiate with us.
However, we must remain focused to the end of this struggle. The Union payment platform UTAS has been tested for the 3d time. So far NITDA has tested UTAS and UsPS and will start testing IPPIS next week.
We are undeterred by the antic of some
government officials in this respect. It is clear that hunger, misinformation, distortion of facts, intimidation and other sundary acts of arm-twisting have failed to break our resolve to date; they should not break us now
Our members /Nigerian Students should ignore taking news and divisive information emanating from the social media and other section of the press. If in doubt over any issue, contact your Chairperson for correct information.
We are at the threshold of victory. Let us keep faith with the Union. A people
united can never be defeated.