UNILAG Joins ASUU Strike

The Academic Staff Union of Universities, University of Lagos Chapter, has ensured total compliance with the strike directive given by the union’s National Executive Committee.

The Chairman UNILAG’s chapter of ASUU, Dr Dele Ashiru, made the disclosure in Lagos, Wednesday, saying they held a congress on Tuesday during which members resolved to join in the industrial action.

According to Ashiru, the strike directive has been carried out fully in the institution.

“We have achieved 100 per cent compliance with the directive handed to us by the union’s executives,” he said.

This comes as ASUU NEC on Sunday declared a nationwide indefinite strike at a meeting at the Federal University of Technology, Akure.

The union is protesting poor funding of public universities, non-implementation of the 2009 agreement it entered into with the Federal Government.

It is also protesting alleged government plans to introduce tuition fees and an education bank that will allegedly see the cost of university education skyrocket.

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