There are serious indications that Nigerian Universities might be shut down again as the Academic Staff Union of Universities has expressed its readiness to embark on another round of industrial action.
According to ASUU, this new plan follows the failure of the Federal Government to implement an agreement signed with the union.
Politics Hub Nigeria reports that the union has given the government till month end (Tuesday) to reach out or it will activate the procedure of embarking on strike.
The union’s President, Prof. Emmanuel Osodeke, accused the FG of stopping to reach out to ASUU and had failed to implement the agreement reached.
Osodeke added that due to government’s silence over their demands, the union would not hesitate to embark on a fresh strike to protest government’s failure.
He said, “The government has refused to reach out to us. Government officials have stopped. In fact, they don’t take our calls again. Nigerians should tell the government to do what they agreed to do.
“We signed an agreement and even in May, we reached a final agreement; this is August and nothing has been implemented. Does it make any sense? We are giving them till the end of August and after that, we start the procedures.”