The Strike Will Continue, Even If It Takes Years Until Our Request Is Granted- ASUU

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The lingering strike action embarked on by the
Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU,
Chairman, Kogi State University Chapter, Sylvester
Osakwe Ukwuteno, has said the union is ready
tofight until their request is granted, even if takes
more than a year, as he noted that Ghana
experienced a year and somemonths strike before
the government came to their senses and the
outcome is currently obvious, “we would do even
more till our request is granted,” he stated.
Despite the N30 billion released to the striking
university lecturers as payment for the earned
allowances, Ukwuteno, has said that the ongoing
strike by the union will continue because the Federal
Government has not strengthened its vision for the
sector.
Speaking to Vanguard Learning in a telephone
interview, Ukwuteno explainedthat if there are plans
for the sector, government would have speedily
concurred with the plea to innovate the sector being
pursued by the union, adding that the pursuit of the
union is toensure that the country meets up with the
international standard of education.
“We hope this would be the last strike that will
surface on this particular discourse, hopefully if the
government cares for education because we will not
budge until our demands are met. The much
emphasis of ‘no money syndrome’is all lies as the
president could convey over 300 entourage
including himself, to China coupled with their
allowances, welfare and other incentives, they
shouldtell Nigerians where the money is
comingfrom.
“The quest is not money motivated as speculated,
but to ensure that facilities and other necessary
equipment needed to update the students are made
scalable for effective learning.

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