As the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU’s strike in Nigeria’s tertiary institutions slips into its fourth month, NASU, the Non-Academic Staff Union of Educational and Associated Institutions has indicated its resolve to embark on its own indefinite strike, commencing next week.
NASU’s strike is not unconnected with the fact that her members have not been paid for two months despite working while ASUU was on strike.
In NASU’s general secretary, Prince Peters Adeyemi’s words, “ NASU will commence its own strike next week, because we have been working and government has refused to pay our salary. For us, it does not make sense to continue to keep the system running when we are not being paid. The reason for this is not known to us.”
Adeyemi went on to say that while no reasons have been adduced by government for this development, his union fears that government has not demonstrated reasonable commitment to tackling the problems confronting the educational system in the country.
NASU’ s president, Ladi Iliya on his part, blamed the National Assembly for fighting for interests that are personal, leaving out national issues when none of them was elected for personal reasons. He concluded by saying that unless something is done, Nigeria’s educational backward slide will not be arrested.
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