The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) in a bulletin disclosed that it has barred its members from participating in the 2019 general election processes. It also disclosed that the offer from the Federal Government towards meeting the demands of the union as contained in the 2017 Memorandum of Action (MoA) is still not tangible and far from expectations.
The bulletin which was signed by the union’s president President, Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, however added that members who wish to participate in the elections can voluntarily participate but without using any material that bears ASUU or insignia that relates to the union.
The bulletin further called on ASUU members to await further developments concerning the strike which it says are rapidly unfolding.
Excerpt of the bulletin reads: “Though some progress has been made with respect to discussion with Government agents (The Minister of Labour and Employment as well as Minister of Education), at the moment, the proposal from Government towards resolving the demand of ASUU as contained in 2017 MoA and Strike Bulletin 1 is still too fluid and far from expectations. Hence, it is the view of the NSCC that members should await further developments which are rapidly unfolding.