Union's Sokoto chapter commences 1-week warning strike Nov.16

This was made known by ASUU Chairman in the state during a news conference in Sokoto on Tuesday.

ASUU president, Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi

This was made known by ASUU Chairman in the state, Dr Attahiru Sifawa, during a news conference in Sokoto on Tuesday.

Sifawa said the strike would begin on Wednesday, Nov.16, at 12:01a.m.

“This will include a total and comprehensive shut down of academic activities, up to 12:00 noon on Tuesday Nov. 22.

“Therefore, ASUU, Sokoto State University, Sokoto branch, wishes to declare its absolute solidarity with the national body of the union, in embarking on the one week warning strike.’’

Sufawa further said that the action was necessitated by the failure of government to either implement the 2009 agreement, or form its team for renegotiation of the agreement.

He added that ASUU found it necessary to embark on the warning strike, to prevail on federal and state governments to be alive to their responsibilities.

Sufawa also said the union was concerned about the frightening fall in budgetary allocation to education sector, from 12 per cent in 2014 to this year’s meagre eight per cent.

According to him, the union also condemns the continued erosion of the autonomy of Nigerian universities by both the federal and state governments.

Sifawa cited the example of the recent scrapping of Post-UTME by the Federal Ministry of Education, as well as the amendment of JAMB Bill by the National Assembly.

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