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ASUU calls Nigerian Government promise-breakers, says it is set to embark on another indefinite and comprehensive strike

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has expressed doubts over the ability of the Federal Government under the regime of the President Muhammadu Buhari to resolve the lingering crisis in the education sector, particularly the universities.

The union however declared thatan indefinite strike will commence.

The union described as “shameful” the continued defence of IPPIS by the Federal Government despite reported fraud in it’s implementation as indicated in the 2021 report submitted to the National Assembly by the Auditor General of the Federation.

In a statement on Friday, ASUU lamented the numerous past negotiations and agreements with the Federal Government on how to revamp the education sector but which the government had shown no commitment to implement.

In a statement to The Punch, the ASUU Chairman, University of Jos said..

"...The government’s pattern of response to the issues is that of a serial promise-breaker. Like an unfaithful spouse, they are unable to match their words with action which is affecting the education sector negatively. We are tired of their deceit and IT IS TIME FOR US TO ACT. We want to inform Nigerians, that we are tired of fruitless meetings with the Minister of Labour, NUC Executive Secretary, Salaries, Incomes and Wages Commission, NITDA, and the Chief of Staff to the President. If they ever want us to listen to them, they should first of all act on the promises they have already made.

“In the meantime, we are resolved to proceed on an indefinite and comprehensive strike until fidelity returns to our relationship with the government and our demands are met. We are tired of the back and forth.”

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