The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) Chapter has announced on Thursday that the University has joined the ongoing nationwide strike declared by the national body of the ASUU.

The chairman of ASUU in UNN, Dr Ifeanyichukwu Abada, told newsmen that lecturers of the University came to a decision to stop all activities in the University after ASUU-UNN congress which was held on Tuesday.

Abada said academic activities have been stopped at both the UNN and University of Nigeria Enugu Campus (UNEC) until further notice.

Below is an extract of  Dr Ifeanyichukwu Abada’s statement;

“Lecturers in UNN and UNEC have joined the indefinite nationwide strike declared by ASUU national body during the national executives meeting.

“On Tuesday, after holding a congress of the union in Nsukka Main Campus, we went to UNEC to do the same.

“Therefore, members have been briefed on reasons for the strike and were directed to proceed on indefinite strike till further notice.

“We have set up a monitoring team both In Nsukka and Enugu campus to ensure total compliance as well as to ensure that defaulting members are punished.

“The strike is total and comprehensive until the Federal Government meets ASUU demands.”

Dr Ifeanyichukwu Abada also explained that ASUU embarked on the strike as a result of the poor funding of public Universities and attempt to commercialise public Universities by the Federal Government.

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