The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), has reaffirmed it will abide by the contents of the 2019 Memorandum of Action (MoA) agreed upon by the union and the Federal Government.
ASUU President, Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, gave the reaffirmation during an interview with newsmen, today in Abuja, while responding to a statement circulating on the social media regarding the union’s plan to embark on another strike.
The union and Government had earlier reached an agreement and resolved eight areas of disagreement, after which it suspended its three months strike on Feb. 8.
Prof. Ogunyemi, however, noted that ASUU would resume its suspended strike as it deems fit, if the government fails to achieve its part of the agreement as reflected in the 2019 MoA.
According to him, as far as our members are concerned, we are activating our Memorandum of Action by engaging the Federal Government to keep to their promises.
“Some of the agreements are already coming up, but some are still pending with respect to our Memorandum of Action and we will continue to do that and there is no continuation of any strike action for now.
“Our members have sacrificed their annual leave and those who are supposed to go on sabbatical, many of them have put on hold their sabbatical leave.
“Once we make demand from government and government responds positively, we will not go any extra mile to put down the system, our interest is to build the system and we have always done that,” he said.
The chairman further implored Nigerians to shun the buzz of ASUU embarking on another industrial action.
Source: The nation