The Chairman of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), University of Nigeria, Nsukka chapter, Dr. Ifeanyi Abada, has warned that the Union may have to go on an indefinite strike action to drive home it’s demands.
The Union had embarked on a one week warning strike, which started last Wednesday and was scheduled to end today.
Speaking to the News Agency of Nigeria, Abada said “ASUU was left with no option than to proceed on the one-week warning strike; failure to meet our demands, we will go on an indefinite strike.”
He said that the chapter complied fully with the warning strike directive.
“The National Executive Committee made efforts to resolve this issue with the government but government remained unyielding.
“The strike compliance in UNN is total, no lectures, no examinations, no departmental and faculty meetings, as members will not participate.
“UNN chapter will not renege on the directive of the national body until government addresses all the issues raised.
“Our monitoring team is moving round; any lecturer found teaching will be sanctioned accordingly,’’ he said.
According to Abada, among the demands of ASUU is that universities be exempted from the Treasury Single Account policy.
He noted that ASUU was also demanding Federal Government implementation of an agreement it entered into with ASUU in 2009.
Meanwhile, academic activities are still paralysed in the university as a result of the warning strike.(NAN)