ASUU strike: Union tells members to resist attempts to be used.
...as strike enters tenth week
The National Strike Coordinating Committee (NSCC) of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has called on professors, Internal council members, dean’s, directors, Heads of Departments (HODs), coordinators of programmes, among others to resist being used to undermine the struggle of the union in any form
The university lecturers in a press statement tagged Strike Bulletin No 5, urged branches of the union to discourage frivolous requests for waivers saying NSCC will not entertain such
In the release signed by its president, Emmanuel Osodeke, it directed that Chairpersons/executive members should not respond to any invitation to any meeting without liaising with the zonal Coordinators.
Earlier, while commending the branches throughout the various Zonal leadership for efforts made to address the alleged falsehood by NITDA to rubbish UTAS, the NSCC insisted that it will not accept anything less than UTAS as a preferred and more suitable payment system in the universities
Text of the release, “Our national struggle to reposition the university system is now into the 10 week after the NLC meeting held on Sunday 19th March, 2022 rolled-over the strike for eight weeks.
“National Strike Coordinating Committee (NSCC) is grateful to all our members for their continued support and dedication to saving the future of Nigerian education system.
“The national Leadership of the Union is appreciative of the support our struggle is getting from parents, students, JAF. Civil Society Organisation, NLC and indeed, the Nigerian people tor their understanding and support.
“Recently, the agents af government are redoubling their efforts at misinforming, misleading and twisting facts relating to our struggle to the Nigerian public, particularly our students and their parents. DON’T BELIEVE THEM! it is aimed at dividing us and sewing the seed of hatred against our patriotic struggle.
“Last week, the Leadership of our Union met with the Federal government Renegotiating team. The meeting was not fruitful, as they were addressing platitudes rather than the core of the cases in contention.
“We have also met with the Leadership of the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC), led by Comrade Ayuba Wabba. NIC has offered to play constructive role in addressing our demands with government and we await their further action(s).
“NSCC commends our branches throughout the various Zonal leadership, for the efforts made to address the falsehood by NITDA to rubbish UTAS. For the avoidance of doubt, UTAS scored 99.3% in the last round of testing carried out at the instance of government. Our Union will not take anything less than the acceptance of UTAS as a preferred and more suitable payment system in our Universities.
“Professors, internal Council members, Deans, Directors, HODs, all coordinators of Programmes should resist any attempt to be used to undermine the struggle in any form. Branches are by this bulletin, urged to discourage frivolous requests for waivers, as NSCC will NOT entertain such
“Chairpersons/EXCO members should not respond to any invitation to any meeting without liaising with the Zonal Coordinators.”