The Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, says it is “tired” of unfulfilled promises made to its members at different times by the federal government. The body insists on proceeding with the strike it declared on February 14.
Emmanuel Osodeke, ASUU president, said this during his appearance on Channels TV on Monday.
“For the past nine years or so, they have been giving us promises but once the strike is over, they relapse.
“So, our colleagues are tired of these promises which they don’t fulfil.
“What we want are actions,” he said.
He also said ASUU members have continued to make sacrifices for the country’s educational system. He claimed many lecturers have refused to go on annual leave in order to meet with the calendar.
He also dismissed the claim that some lecturers get paid for doing nothing.
The ASUU president said the protest by students, under the aegis of the National Association of Nigeria Students, NANS, would not make lecturers rescind the strike action.