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Newly-elected ASUU President, Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi
Newly-elected ASUU President, Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi

ASUU vows to continue with warning strike.

The Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU has vowed to proceed on its warning strike in spite of the senate’s intervention.

The National Executive Council of ASUU had on Monday issued a circular urging its members across the country to adhere to a one-week warning strike billed to start today, wednesday.

However, Nigerian senators addressed the matter during Tuesday’s plenary and urged the federal government to implement all agreements reached with ASUU since 2009.

The senate also extended an invitation to the leadership of ASUU while calling for a temporary suspension of the planned strike action.

However, BIODUN OGUNYEMI, national president of ASUU is insisting that the strike cannot be suspended before the meeting with the senate.

According to BIODUN OGUNYEMI and I quote “They have invited us for a meeting tomorrow (today) and we are going to meet with them. It is only after the meeting that we will call our own meeting and take a position.

“So, for now, the action will commence as planned. When we get to the Senate, we will address the issue. That is the position for now.”  End of quote.

Yesterday, BUKOLA SARAKI, the senate president ruled on a motion asking the union to shelve the strike.

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