Nigerians have taken to Twitter to react after the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, on Thursday, threatened another strike action.
ASUU has accused the Federal Government of not keeping to its own side of the bargain regarding the 2019 Memorandum of Action.
The ASUU National President, Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi made this known in a statement in Abuja.
He said that;
“The current leadership of the government team clearly lacks the academic disposition and humility needed to undertake” the task of negotiation with the body for a better learning environment.
“Since information on the amounts mentioned in the media went round, the ASUU has been inundated with inquiries on the union’s perspective to the story.
“Funding for the revitalisation of public universities has for years been of very high priority to ASUU.
“Reaching an agreement with the Federal Government has often been a frustrating journey for our union. It is often marked with protests, strikes and requires a conscious and focused engagement. The 2001 agreement, which gave birth to the 2009 agreement, was not an exemption. The exception here is the personality leading the government negotiation team.
“Our members enjoy their work and hate to see any disruption in the smooth running of our universities. However, the level of frustration occasioned by the lackadaisical attitude of the government towards meeting the terms of the 2019 Memorandum of Action that was freely signed with our union is increasingly becoming unbearable.
“We, therefore, call on all Nigerian patriots, parents, and students including the Nigeria Labour Congress to prevail on the government to keep to the terms of our agreement. Otherwise, our union should not be held responsible for any disruption in the system.”
See some Nigerians have reacted to the threat below;