ASUU STRIKE: ‘The Minister Wants To Start A Fight He Cannot Finish’ – UNN ASUU

The Chairman of ASUU at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Dr Ifeanyichukwu Abada, on Thursday said that the lecturers were not bothered by the federal government’s one week ultimatum to return to class which it issued yesterday.

university_of_nigeria_nsukkaSpeaking with journalist yesterday in Nsukka, Abada said the union has no business with the minister who issued the order but with President Jonathan, adding that the order cannot work.

“It is unfortunate that the minister thinks that he can use his office to threaten lecturers. The December 4 ultimatum to lecturers to resume work or risk being sacked cannot work,’’ Abada said.

According to Abada, the minister was issuing a ‘military order’ rather than seek ways of settling things amicably with the lecturers.

Also reacting to the ultimatum, the immediate past chairman of the branch, Prof. Aloysius Okolie, described the ultimatum as unfortunate and an act of over-zealousness.

“Let the minister go ahead and sack all the lecturers in the country if he has such powers.

“The minister wants to start a fight he cannot finish,” said Okolie, who is also a senior lecturer in the department of political science.

He said it was against labour laws for the government to use the instrument of starvation on striking workers by invoking no-work, no-pay policy.

16 Comments

  • D minister is a sycophant and u wouldn’t expect anything less….politicians will always want to be relevant at any given stance..let d Govt and Asuu remember dat where there is a will,there is a way…we are watching and praying as instructed by d gud Lord

  • Asuu go to hell all of you! How many times do you people want to dialogue??? Let Amadioha strike ifeanyichukwu Abada and that useless Okolie. No work, no pay! Useless fools! Hunger will kill all of u.

  • This is just the beginning. U na go hear am. Okolie or Abada or who so ever should go to hell.Don’t dare FG old lecturers.Useless fools that want to frustrate us students.

  • It is said that when two elephants fights,the grass will suffer. All these ASUU saga is pissing me off big time. I don’t knw why this problem will ensue now that my days are numbered in the school. But come to think of it! Why will u be thinking of receiving wages when u did nothing.Both the ASUU and FG are fighting for their own selfish interest to the detriment of the poor students.. I don’t want to be provoked for anything because if I am pushed…..let me reserve my comments. Rubbish set of people

  • Govt’s officials should remember that Educational standard is for the benefit of Nigerians and also all what to spend on Education is within Nigeria’s allocations. So if this is the case, why you refuse to assign for the issue in order to end this lingering strike.

  • Those in governance, especially politicians should not make government look irresponsible and untrustworthy. What has complicated the Asuu Fed govt disagreement is loss of confidence in govt. Why the Fed govt refused to honour an agreement it entered into since 2009 is ridiculous. This is a country where politicians and dishonest people are looting the treasury with a display of conspicuous consuption and reckless exhibition of affullence. The global rating of products of Nigerian universities is already disadvantaging this country. Let us be careful that the Asuu, Nasu and other bottled up greviances do not seize the opportunity of current political and security distress to spark off a revolution the over-stretched military may find overwhelming to handle.

  • The government and the minister are nt serious is he nt d one dat signed d agreement dat he refused to implement.ASUU shd continue with their struggle,Dare to struggle Dare to win

  • The government and the minister are nt serious is he nt d one dat signed d agreement dat he refused to implement.ASUU shd continue with their struggle,Dare to struggle Dare to win. ASUU shd nt mind any form of threat by d govt

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