Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG as at PRESS TIME has it that the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, has announced the commencement of an indefinite nationwide strike with immediate effect.
The decision and directive was announced at the end of an emergency meeting on Sunday night at the Federal University of Technology, Akure, the Ondo State capital.
Briefing newsmen after the closed door meeting, ASUU president, Professor Biodun Ogunyemi, said the strike will be total and commence with immediate effect.
He listed the reasons for their action to include:
1. Failure on the side of the government to honour the memorandum of action signed between the union and the federal government in 2017
2. Renegotiation with ASUU which the government intentionally ignored with impunity.
Professor Ogunyemi therefore directed all the state chapters to ensure full compliance until their demands are met.
Furthermore, the National President of ASUU, Professor Abiodun Ogunyemi, told journalists that the union took the decision due to the poor funding of universities in the country.
He, therefore, directed all members of the union across various universities in the country to withdraw their services, declaring that the strike would be total and indefinite.