FG faults ASUU planThe Federal Government has said the Academic Staff Union of Universities has no justifiable ground for another strike.
But ASUU accused the government of evolving tactics to divide its ranks instead of addressing its grievances.
The Minister of State for Education, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba; and ASUU Chairman (Bauchi Zone), Prof. Lawan Abubakar, said these in separate interviews with our correspondent.
Nwajiuba, who spoke on the timing of the fresh strike barely four months after calling off its 10-month action on December 23 2020, said ASUU was free to canvass its position from time to time concerning work related issues.
He, however, added that the Federal Government had not reneged on any agreement.
He said, “There is no agreement that government has reneged on, everything we are doing is within the resources and ambit of government.
“There is no time that ASUU will be on strike that will be justified. Countries don’t go on strike because of the benefit of a few because one strike could cause destruction in the lives of others.
“When people ask for their rights, it is up to the Federal Government to continue to engage them. We are going to continue to engage them. We don’t expect anybody to always pronounce strike to more or less frustrate other people. The people you are hurting are your fellow citizens.