The Academic Staff Union of Universities, (ASUU) Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) Chapter has told students of the institution vacate the campus and return to their homes as a result of the indefinite strike declared by the union.
At its congress yesterday, the Chairman of ASUU OAU branch, Dr Adeola Oyebisi Egbedokun, declared that the branch has joined the ongoing strike saying there would be no academic activities on the OAU campus for the period of the strike.
He made reference to the position of the national president of the union, Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, in declaring the strike.
Egbedokun said the industrial action is; in accordance with the agreement reached by the national body of the union; to register their grievances about the nonchalant attitude and poor finances of public universities in Nigeria by the federal government.
According to him, the federal government has failed in her responsibilities to develop; and cater for the welfare of the members of the union throughout the country.
He said government also failed in her promise to provide funding for revitalization of public universities based on the FGN-ASUU MoU of 2012, 2013 and 2017.
Egbedokun said the strike would be total and comprehensive adding that there won’t be; any form of academic activities including teaching, examination; attendance of statutory meetings, among others.
Similarly, the ASUU branch of Osun state university, (UNIOSUN) also held its congress; and declared indefinite strike as announced by Chairman of UNIOSUN ASUU, Dr. Oluwafemi Abanikannda and students are ask to vacate the campus.
Dr. Abanikannda told the lecturers in the university to withdraw their services by suspending all academic and official activities until the demands of the union are met.