FUTA, UNIBEN And Others Join Strike, Students Protest

Following the agreed one month warning strike by the Academic staff union of universities (ASUU), FUTA and others join strike. FUTA chapter has officially joined the nationwide strike. Suspending all academic activities till the end of the strike.

Federal University of technology, Akure and others decided to join the warning strike after it was announced. Just 11 days to their examination, FUTA decided to join the ongoing strike. To make their request known to the government, FUTA and others join the strike.

Meanwhile, students of UNIBEN, have mounted roadblocks on ugbowo road and main gate to protest against the ongoing strike. UNIBEN SUG president and other students, earlier today,  have voiced out their pains. They want the government to intervene and resolve the pending issue with ASUU.

The students have involved themselves together with ASUU in the fight for their rights and privileges. So far, FUTA, EKSU, TASUED, FUOYE and other universities have joined the ongoing Nationwide warning  strike.

The minister for Education, in his speech said they are ready to meet the demand of ASUU. Students greatly hope that  they come to a better agreement.

In his speech, according to cable news, Education minister said “ASUU strike came surprisingly”. He said the solution to this ongoing strike is negotiation. Government needs to come to agreement with ASUU, he said:

         ASUU president, Osodeke earlier lamented that the union’s demands on the revitalization of public universities, earned academic allowances.
        Also,renegotiation of 2009 ASUU-FGN agreement, and inconsistencies in integrated payroll and others needs to be fulfilled as soon as possible.

The  union had also earlier issued a three-week ultimatum to the Nigerian government, nudging it to address all pending issues to avert another round of strike.

Students are now pleading with the federal government to put an end to the strike by meeting the demands of ASUU and academic activities should return to normal nomenclatures.


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