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Academic activities paralysed in UNN, UNIBEN as ASUU strike enters day 3

ASUU chairmen at UNIBEN and UNN said the ASUU strike is total and they won't resume until the government does the needful.

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More universities are complying with the directives of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU to all universities to begin industrial action.

As ASUU strike enters day three, academic activities have been paralysed at some tertiary institutions including the University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) and the University of Benin, UNIBEN.

The ASUU Chairman, UNN chapter, Dr  Ifeanyichukwu Abada while addressing journalists after the union's Congress reiterated ASUU's position that the strike is total and indefinite till federal government adheres to do the needful.

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Abada according to Vanguard said ASUU would not continue signing MoU without implementation, explaining that the ones of 2012, 2013 and 2017 have not been attended to for the past seven years.

He said, “we have written to the vice-chancellor, the University of Nigeria, Nsukka Prof  Benjamin Ozumba informing management of the total and comprehensive strike as no lecturer would attend classes and academic board meetings both at the department and faculties till ASUU sees the green light of her demand based on the memorandum of action MoA of 2017″

UNIBEN joins ASUU strike

Another Federal Government-owned tertiary institution, the University of Benin (UNIBEN) too has reportedly joined ASUU strike.

Speaking to newsmen about the strike, the institution’s ASUU chairman, Prof Julius Iyasele reportedly said the strike was prompted by the government's insensitivity to the plight of Nigerians and public tertiary institutions.

He said the government after reaching an agreement with the union reneged on its promises adding that ASUU members would not return to work until the government meet their demands.

Some of the universities that have joined the strike include the University of Lagos, (UNILAG) Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH) and Lagos State University, (LASU).

However, ASUU members at the University of Ilorin has announced that they are not going to join the indefinite strike their National President, Prof Biodun Ogunyemi declared on Sunday, November 4, 2018, during a meeting held at the Federal University of Technology, Akure, FUTA.

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