The Chairman, Academic Staff Union of Universities, Akure Zone, Prof. Olufayo Olu-Olu, has said that members of the union would sustain any action they embark until the Federal Government meets their demands.
Olu-Olu, who said that ASUU had on different occasions since they signed agreement, carried on trusting that the Federal Government would do the needful, said, “This we have done severally to the detriment of the system and our members. We are now better guided and careful not to allow this to happen”.
Olu-Olu spoke in Ado Ekiti at a press conference addressed by the
leaderships of the union in Ekiti State University, Ado Ekiti; Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife; Federal University of Technology, Akure; Federal University, Oye Ekiti; and Bamidele Olumilua University of Education, Science and Technology, Ikere Ekiti.
He said, “This time around, our actions shall last for as long as the government does the needful. No provocative utterance from the Federal Government would make ASUU change its position”.
He appealed to stakeholders in the education sector to do all within their powers to save the nation’s ivory towers from the looming crisis following failure of the Federal Government to within the deadline address the issues raised by ASUU.
He said the attitude of government had compelled the need “to sensitise Nigerian populace and stakeholders especially our student population on the looming dangers of the present attitude of the Federal Government toward our union as it border on the various memoranda signed but unimplemented by the government since 2009”.