The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has appealed to the Federal Government to honour and implements the Memorandum of Action the union entered with the government that led to the suspension of the last strike action.
Addressing newsmen shortly after the congress that involved ASUU leaderships of seven universities from Nsuka zone, held at the Federal University Lokoja (FUL) on Monday, the Chairperson ASUU FUL branch Dr Silas Joshua, said the congress was called for the purpose of mobilizing and sensitizing its members on the pending issues that the federal government has been foot dragging to implement in the interest of academic staff of universities.
“The meeting was called to sensitize the public, students, parents and stakeholders on the failure of government to honour agremment signed with ASUU in 2020” he stated.
Dr Joshua lamented that some of the issues that led to one year strike action by the union which was suspended in December 2020 were not yet addressed by the federal government.
“Some of the issues not fully addressed are; University Transparency Accountability Solution (UTAS), the 2009 renegotiated ASUU- Federal Government agreements among others” he said
Chairperson further mentioned that the renegotiated agreement which bothers on the welfare of the union members and the general working of the university system have also failed in the hands of the federal government.
He therefore called on members of ASUU to exercise patients and wait for the decision of the national body of the union.