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We Are Not Moved By Threats – ASUU President

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has stated that the strike embarked upon by the union is still in force even as it warned that it would not submit to threats.

The union handed down the warning on Tuesday shortly after it rose from a meeting at Benue State University (BSU) to assess contributions of its members in the ongoing strike across the country.

The union President, Nasir Fagge who spoke with newsmen shortly after the meeting was reacting to the threat by an arm of government that it would make laws that would end the incessant strikes in the nation’s universities.

He lamented that rather than implement an agreement it has signed, Nigeria as a signatory to the International Labour Organization (ILO) was threatening the union on making laws that would keep them in check.

According to him, their grouse with the Needs Assessment Committee is that the committee is incapable of implementing the recommendations of the agreement.

Fagge also noted with dismay that leaders of the country were blaming ASUU for politicizing the issue, arguing that what was at stake was fundamental and should not be seen to do with politics.

He noted that the union would not be able to tell Nigerians it’s position until after it has collected and compiled the reports from the various ASUU chapters across the country

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