The Academic Staff Union of Universities, branch of the University of Lagos, has reiterated its commitment to the union’s ongoing strike action.
The union branch debunked what it described as fake news that supposedly stated that its branch had suspended the strike.
A statement issued Tuesday by the department’s chairman, Dele Ashiru, titled, “RE: DIFFICULT SUSPENSION OF STRIKE BY ASUU-UNILAG,” read in part: “ASUU-UNILAG leadership’s attention has been drawn to a false and dubious news claiming that ‘ASUU-UNILAG chapter votes for strike suspension for the first time’.
“This is to inform the general public that the strike in UNILAG is still in effect and there is no threat of any kind.
“ASUU-UNILAG is convinced that the strike is a just and patriotic struggle to save the public university system in Nigeria from imminent collapse.”
The congregation assured its members that their cause was a just cause, saying, “Our members must be sure that just as darkness cannot overshadow light, so evil can never triumph over good. Our cause is just. Dare to fight! Dare to win!”
The PUNCH reports that ASUU further declared an indefinite strike action on Monday after its National Executive Assembly.
ASUU had gone on strike since February 14, 2022, crippling all academic activity at public universities due to what it described as the federal government’s failure to meet its demands, including revitalization of the university system, problems with the payment system and the well-being of, among other things, lectures.
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