The Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU has said that it is high time for President Mohammadu Buhari to address the demands of the union rather than begging them to go back to classes.
ASUU had been in a tense negotiation with the Federal Government over the consistent failure of the government to honour the Memorandum of Action it rectified with the union leaders some years ago.
The university lecturers’ umbrella has shut down the nation’s universities for the past three months in its attempt to force the government to listen to and honour their demands.
Dr Ibrahim Inuwa, ASUU Chairman of the Abubakar Tafawabalewa University Bauchi, ATBU said the plea of President Muhammadu Buhari with the union to consider the plight of poor Nigerian students seeking university education would not solve the problem.
He said unless the request of the President is accompanied by sincere government action, the union will continue to remain dogged in the pursuit of its demands.
“The appeal of President Muhammadu Buhari for ASUU to call off the strike does not translate to a solution to the problems at hand,” he said.
WikkiTimes recalls that ASUU announced the extension of its rollover strike for the third time this year after it first announced a comprehensive and total shutdown in February.