The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has said there is no going back in its efforts to take care of the welfare of its members.
The national president of ASUU, Biodun Ogunyemi, said no meaningful development would be achieved if government fails to put issues concerning education in the front burner for global reckoning and competitiveness.
Lamenting government’s disposition to the development of education in the country, Ogunyemi said reneging on agreements government wilfully entered into with ASUU had remained a major setback to the union’s efforts in taking the system to its deserved height.
“We are very saddened at the way government is handling the various agreements and memorandum of understanding (MoU) it has entered into with us,” he said.
“We have remained focused and committed on our part to ensure that we keep our own side of the bargain, just as we have equally been patient.
“Now, in the face of all this, we still discover that government seems not bothered about what might happen, and that is why we are stating categorically that we will not hesitate to take necessary action to get government to understand us in our struggle to revitalise our universities.
“It is on this premise that we are calling on government to take immediate and active steps to restore the much needed sanity in our university system as well as the process of renegotiation with the union, to avert any possible act that could disrupt the academic calendar of Nigerian universities.”
He said just like the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), the union would not be held accountable for any action it may take, should government fail to do the needful.