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ASUU: Lecturers Reject FG’s offer, Continue Strike

Written by Akeem Alao

Chapters of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, have voted to continue the ongoing strike.

The decision was reached after a nationwide referendum conducted by the chapters of the union on Tuesday to decide whether to suspend the strike or not.

The leadership of the union had on Monday directed that all chapters of the union conduct referendum to decided whether or not the strike would be called off.

The national leadership of the Union had directed its Zonal coordinators to meet with their Branch chairpersons to conduct the referendum on the offers of government and feed it back.

In a tweet on Tuesday night, ASUU said, “The outcome of referendum: In our pursuit to resolve the lingering issues between our union @ASUUNGR and the Federal government @AsoRock. The union conducted referenda across its various zones.

“Results at the zonal congress showed that majority of the members voted for the continuation of the strike because they doubted the government ’s sincerity in fulfilling its new promises.”

Source: Vanguard News

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Akeem Alao

Akeem Alao trained as a language teacher. He graduated from Adeniran Ogunsanya college of Education where he studied English/Yoruba Languages and Ekiti State University where he obtained a degree in English Education.

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