By Usman Shuaibu
Following the two weeks warning strike declared by the National Executive Council of the Academic Staff Union of the Universities (ASUU) on Monday, the leadership of the Academic Staff Union the Universities of Abuja branch has commenced a-two week warning strike also in order to press for its demands from the Federal Government.
The chairman of ASUU at the University of Abuja, Dr Kasim Umar, who disclosed this in an interview with newsmen after the Congress meeting held at the mini-campus of the University on Tuesday in Gwagwalada, pointing out that the union decided to embark on the two weeks strike due to the failure of the government to meet up with their agreements.
He said: “The strike is all about pressing for our agreements we had with the Federal Government that concerned MOU in 2012, 2013, 2017 and 2019”.
He tongue-lashed the Federal Government of failing to meet up with the plight of the union as being promised by the government of the day, noting that the government attitude towards the implementation of the agreements was not encouraging.
He, however, called on the Federal Government to deem it fit to implement all their agreements as well as solve all the needs put before the Government.
The ASUU chairman explained that after the two weeks strike if the government of the day did not comply with the union the next line of action would be taken.