Sack Threat Will Only Make Strike Linger – ASUU


The Academic Staff Union of Nigerian Universities, ASUU, Calabar Zone, has reacted angrily to the order to return to the classrooms issued to them by the Supervising Minister of Education, Nyesom Wike, saying that the action would worsen the strike action rather than solving the problem.

ASUU accused the minister of deceiving President Jonathan on the crisis, alleging that Wike and some other unnamed officials of the Government did not want the lingering problem between the union and the Federal Government to be resolved.

According to the zonal coordinator of ASUU Calabar zone, Dr. Charles Ononuju, with such threat the crisis would linger far longer than expected.

In a statement in Umuahia,. Ononuju said that the union received with shock the pronouncement by the supervising minister, saying the crisis could not be resolved that way.

“We received with shock the pronouncement of by the Supervising Minister of Education, Wike, that lecturers should resume work or be sacked”, Ononuju said.

He said that the union had gone far with discussion on how to resolve the crisis and was waiting for President Goodluck Jonathan’s reply to their letter after their meeting when the minister came up with the “unfortunate” pronouncement.

“Sacking lecturers will not solve the problem but will compound it. Wike should resign and come to the university and teach. This is not the way to go if they go this way, the crisis will not be resolved in the next 100 years”, he warned. [Vanguard]


  1. Round peg in square hole I’v said earlier.just listen to the fool,he will go to garages and labour offices next week to recruit new lecturers who will teach at both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels.Bastard illetrate education minister.

  2. Mtw let them sack all the lecturers how can a democratic .Country treatening their lecturers dis way as a student any lecturer that resume class b4 dat date is not a good citizen of nigeria.

  3. who gave u guyz admittion??? ur shuls made a very big mistake. asuu is fighting for their pockets cant u see dat? how can an employee command his or her employer on how much to pay dem??? isnt dat pride for being privileged??? ABEG ASUU SHUD B SACKED IF THEY CANNOT HEAR D VOICES OF STUDENTS AND JUST CALL IT OFF. AM IN SUPPORT OF FG FULL TYM. ROME WAS NOT BUILT IN A DAY.

  4. GOD help us …..,at this juncture now.. d best thing for any one that wants a future for himself or herself …,is to get something doing .,engage yourself in something good .,in other words be self employed .,i suppose we don’t even need to be told that ..,coz the way things are going in the education sector or in the country ..,its only GOD’s favor and intervention we need .,coz even after school ..,we are stil matchin into unemployment …,I enjoin us to just help ourselves and leave d rest to GOD


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