ASUU Strike Update Today
Newsbreak reports that Hakeem Baba-Ahmed, spokesman of the Northern Elders Forum (NEF), says those in government are not too bothered about the ongoing strike of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) because “their children are overseas or in private Nigerian universities”.
ASUU has been on strike since February and all efforts to make lecturers return to the theatre halls have proved abortive.
“Majority of children of the rich do not attend public universities, which explains why they are in their sorry states.Their children are overseas or in private Nigerian universities.This is why public-funded education has such low priority with govts. ASUU members should know this,” Baba-Ahmed wrote on his known Twitter handle on Saturday.
Following the failure of the government to meet some lingering demands of the union, ASUU on February 14, 2022 announced a one-month warning strike, followed by another eight-week strike before it eventually commenced its indefinite strike.
The continued strike led to the imposition of No-Work-No-Pay by the Federal Government. The Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige, said the directive was in compliance with Section 43 of the Labour Law.
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