ASUU talks tough ahead of meeting with senate

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Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, has vowed to go on with its warning strike billed to commence today despite the intervention of the Senate.


Biodun Ogunyemi, National Chairman of the union stated this to newsmen.

Recall that the academic body had on Monday threatened to embark on a one week warning strike over the failure of the Federal Government to fulfill an agreement reached in 2013.

Following its threat, the Senate had yesterday urged President of the senate, Bukola Saraki to intervene in the matter with the view to stopping the body from carrying out the threat.

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The senate, however, extended an invitation to the leadership of the union while calling for a temporary suspension of the planned strike action.

But speaking with The Nation, Ogunyemi insisted that the planned industrial action will go on despite the invitation by the senate.

“They have invited us for a meeting tomorrow (today) and we are going to meet with them. It is only after the meeting that we will call our own meeting and take a position.

“So, for now, the action will commence as planned. When we get to the Senate, we will address the issue. That is the position for now,” Ogunyemi explained.

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5 thoughts on “ASUU talks tough ahead of meeting with senate

  1. I wonder if the Nigeria's senate fully understand their constitutional role in a presidential system of governace
    The senate or house of reps members have no business meeting with any Union preparing to go on strike or that is on strike
    The role of the house of assembly members starts and ends entirely on law making
    No more no less
    It is the sole responsibility of the executive to implement these laws
    Unfortunately it has become a common occurrence to see members of the house of assembly in Nigeria usurping the constitutional roles of the executing in their quite unnecessary bid to seek relevance
    Particularly Saraki is fond of engaging in all government's public activities as if he is a second president
    We do not see members of US congress crossing the line in such a ridiculous manner
    All they do is make laws and leave the rest to the president who implements the laws

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