ASUU Strike Update: Lecturers Conduct Referendum To Decide On ASUU Strike
ASUU Strike Update: Lecturers Conduct Referendum To Decide On ASUU Strike: The National Association of Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) yesterday, in Ibadan conducted a referendum to decide whether the ongoing strike should be suspended or not. This followed the directive by the national leaders of the union on Monday, February 5, 2019, to decide on the ongoing strike through a referendum.
According to Punch, over 200 members of the University of Ibadan chapter, who attended the congress allegedly voted for the continuation of the strike while a little above 50 voted for the suspension of the strike.
The ASUU chairman, University of Ibadan, Dr Deji Omole who spoke to newsmen after the referendum said, the congress only conducted a referendum on what the Federal government had offered the union to call off the strike.
Omole further said that the federal government promised to include the earned academic allowances in their 2019 salaries, adding that FG agreed to release additional N5bn to make the earned academic allowances N25bn out of the N105bn being owed lecturers, but ASUU wants N30bn instead.