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ASUU: OAU Lecturer Calls For End To Strike

ASUU: OAU Lecturer Calls For End To Strike

A lecturer at the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife,  Dr Temitope Ajayeoba has called for the suspension of the ongoing strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).

Ajayeoba made this appeal during an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday Ile-Ife.

According to the lecturer, all hands must be on deck to restore the country's education system which he said had worsened over the years. 

He said the government had promised to include ASUU's demands as agreed in the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed in 2009 in the budget but had not fulfilled its promise which led to the union's now indefinite strike.

Ajayeoba supported the ASUU strike, maintaining that the industrial action was within the right of the union as the government only acts when such action is taken. 

“There are lots of agreements with ASUU since 2009 till date as well as MoU signed by the Federal Government over and over again.

“ASUU had gone on strike several times, while the government had repeatedly appealed to them to give them time; the government had promised several times to put their demands in the budget, but to no avail.

“The failure of government on many occasions has necessitated ASUU going on strike this time around. They have been rolling it over, now indefinite strike,” he explained.

He added that the situation has led to students involving in social vices which have led to unwanted pregnancies among the females and untimely death for others.

The lecturers appealed to the government to do the expected in sustaining members of the union while also urging students to avoid vices that are capable of jeopardising their future. 

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