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Reopening: We’re Still On Strike, No Lectures Until FG Meets Our Demands – ASUU

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has maintained that, pending approval by the federal government for the reopening of all campuses, including tertiary institutions, its ongoing strike action continues.

During a briefing on Friday, Minister of Education Adamu Adamu declared that Unity Schools would reopen on October 12, 2020.

While reacting to the order, ASUU President Biodun Ogunyemi said institutions could not reopen because the union is still on strike, adding that members will not resume work until their demands are met.

"The closing of schools is not the responsibility of ASUU. So, the government has done what it knows how to do, which is to issue directives and follow up.

"As for ASUU, our union 's demands have not been met."

However, Prof Ogunyemi, who noted that the federal government had the right to reopen, said lecturers would continue to withhold their work.

The President of the ASUU also insisted that lecturers could not resume classes until the government considers its 2009 agreement with the body.

"He said:" We haven't closed down the colleges. It is the government's right to reopen its universities. It is also the right to withdraw their services from lecturers.

The university donation disclosed that ASUU was scheduled to meet on September 17, 2020 with the federal government, but the latter had withdrawn from the agreement, claiming that it was not yet ready.

Ogunyemi, however, noted that the outcome of the meeting would decide ASUU's next line of action with respect to the ongoing strike, adding that the union is still waiting for the federal government to announce the new meeting date.

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