The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has declared on Sunday that they will not give up on the strike action as they will continue the strike action and ensure no-work-no-pay policy until their demands are met.
This was disclosed by the President of trhe Union Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi in an interview with news men on Sunday, adding that the union will have their next meeting with the Federal Government on Tuesday.
According to source he Added that this meting will be presided over by the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu.
Ogunyemi said, “It is not a big issue really. We are not losing sleep over such a directive. This has been a recurring threat since the military era. We are making sacrifices for our children and for our children’s children. This struggle, for us, is not about bread and butter. If they want to sack us, we encourage them to go ahead and they will have the consequences.
“The meeting last week Thursday was not too significant, but for the first time, the government was able to tell us what it will put on the table. We have another meeting on Tuesday and we are looking forward to it.
“We saw the memo on no-work-no-pay as something that was bound to come. In fact, we would have been surprised if it didn’t come. The government has always been predictable in their handling of negotiations with us. But we are not deterred; we are fighting for quality education and for the interests of our children.”
Recall that ASUU and Federal Government have had several meetings in the past which all ended in deadlock as no solution or agreement was reached.
However it is noted that the ongoing strike action started on the 5yh of November 2018