The Academic staff of the University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN) has joined the ongoing nationwide strike declared by the national body.
This was disclosed by the branch chairman of Academic Staff Union of Universities in University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN-ASUU) Dr. Ifeanyichukwu Abada on Wednesday.
Speaking with newsmen, Abada noted that the UNN has aligned with the national body to proceed on indefinite strike.
In his words; “Lecturers in UNN and UNEC have joined the indefinite nationwide strike declared by the national body of ASUU during its executive meeting in Akure.
“We decided to join the indefinite strike after our Congress on Tuesday at the Nsukka main campus. “
We also went to UNEC to do the same. Our members have been directed to proceed on indefinite strike.”
“We have set up monitoring teams in the campuses to ensure total compliance.
“The strike is total and comprehensive until the Federal government meets ASUU demands,” he added.
Abada also maintained that ASUU embarked on the strike due to government poor funding of public universities and attempt to commercialize public universities.
He added that the inability of the government to implement some of the agreements reached with ASUU especially that of 2009 was part of the reasons for the strike.