ASUU strike: Lecturers want to continue

The Academic Staff Union of Universities’ attempt to call off its lingering strike still remains contentious as lecturers of the University of Jos have insisted that the ongoing strike continues.

Chairman of the chapter, Dr. David Jankam who made this known yesterday while speaking with newsmen in the state said its members have not see any substance in the dialogue with the federal government to warrant calling off the strike.

According to Jankam, “We have just rounded off our meeting, and as a matter of fact, our members voted overwhelmingly for the continuation of the state strike.

“I can also confirm to you that five of the eight universities that made up the Bauchi Zone of ASUU have also voted for continuation of the strike, and the general saying is that the federal government has not shown any commitment so far.

 “We started the meeting by briefing our members on issues resolved with the federal government in their last meeting with the president of ASUU.

“But responding to the briefing, our members observed that the main issues that led to the strike were not discussed as part of the meeting in Aso Rock.

“As such, my members said president Jonathan is taking them for a ride by trying to divert attention from the core subjects of the strike”

According to Dr. Jankam, “I will now convey the resolve of our branch to our national president in our NEC meeting scheduled for this week. If the majority of the chapter voted for call off, it will be called off, but if majority of the chapters voted for continuation, so be it” said Dr. Jankam.

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