The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) yesterday declared that following the Federal Government’s inability to resolve the lingering crisis in the nation’s universities, it had lost faith in government.
This was the position of the chairman of ASUU, University of Benin (UNIBEN) chapter, Comrade Anthony Monye-Emina, who spoke in Benin, the Edo State capital.
He insisted that the strike must go on to achieve its desired results just as he expressed the union’s loss of confidence in the Federal Government’s sincerity to meet the terms of the agreement it entered into willingly with ASUU.
He said one of the reasons why they are insisting that their demands must be met is because the government initially denied the existence of the 2009 agreement which was signed by its officials.
“We can no longer trust government; we have lost faith in its willingness to deliver on the issues that led to the strike in the first place,” he said.