ACADEMIC Staff Union of Universities. ASUU, has declared indefinite strike due to the federal government’s failure to fulfill the 2009 agreement made with the union.
Mr. Ogunyemi said the government had ignored the education system, while the political class send their wards to private universities and universities abroad leaving public universities in Nigeria to collapse.
“Primary and secondary school system has already collapse in Nigeria but not all Nigerians have the funds to send their wards to private schools,” he said.
He said for continued productivity, employers must fulfill the minimal obligation of paying their workers’ salaries correctly and as when due.
“Our members in state universities have experienced untold hardship owing to denial of salaries for several months in Ladoke Akintola university of Technology, LAUTECH, Ondo State University of Science and Technology, OSUTECH, Tai Solarin University of Education, TASUED, and Ekiti State University, EKSU, among several others,”
“A deliberate attempt to turn Nigerian academics to beggars and people of unsure footing must therefore be resisted by all who care about the future of our children and the transformation of our country,” he said.