The Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, has on Tuesday, reacted to the recent registration of two new Academic Unions by the President Muhammadu Buhari Federal Government, in a bid to open back the Public Universities in the country, amid the ongoing indefinite ASUU strike, without meeting the Union’s demands after many months of meetings and fruitless negotiations,
The two new Unions registered today, in a ceremony by the Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige, in Abuja, are the Congress of Nigerian University Academics, CONUA, and the National Association of Medical and Dental Academics, NAMDA.
The National President of ASUU, Prof Emmanuel Osodeke, was reported to have spoken to Vanguard, reacting to the latest development.
His words: “That does not in any way affect us. We are a disciplined and focused Union, and we know what we are doing and what we are after. Let them register as many Unions as they like. The sky is big enough for birds to fly.”
He further said that ASUU members are not saboteurs or bootlickers, adding that, its members know their vision and mission.
While affirming that ASUU’s struggle is for a better educational system in the country, Prof. Osodeke stated that if the system is good, everyone will benefit.
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