BREAKING: ASUU CALLS OFF FOUR MONTHS OLD STRIKE LECTURES RESUMES IMMEDIATELY

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Friends and compatriots of the Press,
On Sunday, 4th November, 2018, the Academic Staff Union of Universities
(ASUU) resumed its strike action which was conditionally suspended on 14th
September, 2017.

The action of 2017 was suspended following the signing of
a Memorandum of Action (MoA) in which the Federal Government of Nigeria
(FGN) promised to address the contentious issues within a timeline that was
to end in October 2017. While announcing the suspension of the nationwide
action, however, our Union made it categorically clear that “ASUU will not
hesitate to review its position should government renege on the signed
Memorandum of Action”. Predictably, Government implemented the MoA in the
breach, thereby forcing ASUU to resume the suspended strike action.

Comrades and compatriots, as we have always argued, the last thing ASUU
members love doing is to cause disruption in smooth intellectual
engagements with colleagues, friends and students right on our university
campuses. This has nothing to do with the dubious advertorial of
“non-disruption of academic calendar” by proprietors and administrators of
some cash-and-carry universities and other self-styled enemies of ASUU.
Rather, it is about deep-seated pains members of the Union undergo to
prevent strike actions and the equally painful consequences strike
situations bring to all who are genuinely averse to the mercantile
disposition to university education.
Why Strike Action?
The question has been asked time and time again: Why does ASUU like
embarking on strike action that causes disruption and dislocation in the
universities?

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