Sept 5, 2013 – ASUU Strike Will Not Be Called Off Until Nigerian Federal Government Meet Our Demand – Dr Fagge
Dr Nasir Fagge, the current President of ASUU (Academic Staff Union of Universities) confirmed today that the body will not be calling off this ongoing strike until the Federal Government of Nigeria meet their demand.
Dr Fagge said the essence of the strike is to force the FG to implement an agreement they made 4 years ago.
“I’m convinced that this is a good course that we have chosen for our education sector; to ensure that we get all that was agreed in 2009.
“The Federal Government are the ones on strike and not ASUU because they know what we want and can do it but just won’t do anything. Once they implement the agreement, everybody will be fine and we’ll get back to work,” Dr Fagge said
When queried on why ASUU strike is prolonged, he said student do not know what ASUU is actually fighting for.
“We can’t call off the strike now and return to what we’ve been going through over the years. Or embark on the strike action again after three months or in one or two years’ time.”
“We want the best for the students and calling off the strike without getting it will amount to a waste of time with all the protests. If the Federal Government doesn’t shift grounds, we’ll also remain here until we are attended to appropriately.”
ASUU strike 2013 is going to its second month now.
Why can’t the FG agree with them on time if they actually value education in this country?