Vice-chairman of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, Dr Monday Igbafen has said President Goodluck Jonathan was “the one on strike.”
According to him, “President Jonathan is the one on strike because he has refused to implement agreements, so he should be disregarded. He said he will soon call off the strike; what has he done to warrant suspension of the strike? Nothing concrete. I don’t know where he is getting his information from.
“You are not implementing anything, you are not doing anything as President to end the strike yet you said you want to suspend strike. We are watching him. We have not seen anything concrete to warrant the suspension of the strike. If we have seen him implementing the 2009 agreement or the January 2012 MOU government entered with the union on how to implement 2009 agreement then we will say he is correct.
“As it is now we have not seen anything. The position of the union is still very clear to us that the strike continues. We held our rally today to sensitize our people that we are still on strike and it was successful. So I don’t understand what Jonathan is saying.
“Until government implements the 2012 MOU we will not call off the strike; that is simple. This is the position of our members in Edo and Delta and the position in all the states. Even the vice-chancellors are saying the N100 billion will not even be enough to sustain the universities yet the Federal Government is there playing games. Ministers are buying bullet proof vehicles every day yet they said no money to improve our educational system, that is a shame and we are really embarrassed with the President”.