Withholding Our Salaries Will Not Make Us End The Strike, ASUU Tells FG

University lecturers yesterday reiterated their commitment to the ongoing strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, saying not even the attempt by the Federal Government to withhold their salaries would stop them from continuing with the strike action. Chairman, Academic Staff Union of Universities, University of Abuja chapter, Dr. Clement Chup, stated in an interview that the Federal Government, threatening to withhold their salaries, would not make them abandon their cause. “Yes, the non-payment of our August salary is another attempt by the government to stampede us into breaking the strike, and as usual, it will not work. “Our next line of action is to continue with the strike. We had, on July 2, commenced a total, comprehensive and indefinite strike action, and as long as the government does not meet our demand of implementing the FGN/ASUU 2009 agreement, the strike will continue,” Chup said. He also described a section of the National Association of Nigerian Students distancing themselves from the strike as “politically motivated students.”
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