Unilorin ASUU defies strike order

Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU),University of Ilorin Chapter, yesterday stated that it has no apology to tender to the national body of the
union on its stance to steer clear of the union’s recurrent strike.
The Chairman of the Unilorin chapter of the
union, Professor Wahab Egbewole, in a
telephone interview with The Herald, said that
the university’s unionism is for development.
According to him, the university’s union sees
no reason in the frequent strike actions of the
national body of the union since the issues
under review can amicably be resolved with
the Federal Government in a round table
“For more than ten years now, we have not
been part of any strike. We understand that it
is something that has to do with the Federal
Government and ASUU. But as far as Unilorin
is concerned, our position is unionism for
development. We believe that this issue can be
resolved with the government in a round-table
“We had joined in the strike several times but
we discovered that at the end of the day,
nothing reasonable would be achieved. So why
can’t we stay away? And we don’t have any
apology for it,” he maintained.
The National President of the union, Dr. Nasir
Fagge had on Monday, in Lagos, announced an
indefinite nationwide strike action to be
embarked upon by the union in protest over
the members’ earned allowance.
According to Fagge, the Federal Government
had reneged in the Memorandum of
Understanding (MoU) signed with the union in
2009 to pay the lecturers their earned
He disclosed that the government agreed with
the union to pay the lecturers N12,500 each
per month as earned allowance but it has
failed to fulfill the agreement.

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