The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has declared indefinite strike across the country to condemn President Muhammadu Buhari’s recent hike in price of petrol.
Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), has embarked on an indefinite strike over the recent increment of fuel pump price from N86 to N145 per litre.
The announcement was made by its National President, Professor Biodun. He further revealed that unless the government reverts the oil price to N86 per litre the strike continues.
The letter to that effect sent to members of the congress nationwide was read at the University of Ibadan Chapter, where the Chairman, Dr Deji Omole who decried the government’s callous show and plan to condemn Nigerians to a life of untold hardship and suffering.
Omole revealed that the the policy of subsidy removal was a criminal offence the administration of Mohammadu Buhari is using to empower the rich and slaughter the poor.
ASUU president in the letter entitled, “Increase in Pump price of Premium Motor Spirit to N145 perlitre: Proposal for Joint Action with NLC stated that ASUU members are called upon to according to our Union’s principles, fully respect Article 2 of the Constitution of ASUU; that our Union and members shall work for the protection and advancement of the socio-economic interests of the nation. Branch Chairpersons are to conduct emergency congress meetings on Tuesday 17 May 2016 to mobilise our members for the action commencing on Wednesday. All branches of ASUU nationwide are to comply”.
He condemned the government over the “delayed, partially paid and in most cases unpaid salaries for a number of months by state, federal and local governments, disguised retrenchment of workers, especially by State Governments, in the name of verification exercise and endless hunt for ghost workers and heavy taxation”.