After months of huffing and puffing, the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, has proceeded on an indefinite strike, dropping the proverbial chalk.
As always, ASUU blamed government’s reneging on past agreements for the decision of its members to down the chalk.
Members voted to proceed on the strike in a referendum at all local branches, which was compiled in the University of Abuja, Giri, right under the nose of the federal authorities.
A memo from ASUU to members reads:“The national executive council (NEC) of ASUU met at the university of Abuja main campus, Giri, on the 12th of August 2017 to consider the results of a referendum from all branches in a bid to ascertain ways of convincing government to implement outstanding aspects of the 2009 agreement and MoU of 2013.
“The result of the referendum showed that an overwhelming majority of the branches of our union voted for the strike.
“In the light of the foregoing, and having exhausted all avenues to get the government to fully implement the 2009 FGN-ASUU agreement and the 2013 MoU as well as related demands, resolved to embark on a total, comprehensive and indefinite strike action commencing Sunday, 13th August 2017.”