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ASUU: Lecturers resume work at UNIABUJA.

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Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), University of Abuja (UNIABUJA) chapter, said on Wednesday that it had resumed work.Dr. Ben Ugheoke, the chapter chairman told Vanguard in an interview in Abuja that the lecturers resumed work at the university.

Recall that ASUU went on a nationwide strike on August 14 and called it off on September 18.

 

Ugheoke assured students of lecturers’ preparedness to continue academic activities, as according to him, lecturers are the backbone of the studies that go on in the universities.

“We make-up the most important labour group in the school even though we work under the university management, such is the duty of the lecturers and we are dedicated to it,” he said.

He recalled that ASUU had conciliatory meetings with the Federal Government during which a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) was signed; triggering a conditionally suspension of the union’s strike action.

“Basically, our agitation borders on the Federal Government discharging its responsibilities in the education sector to the people, and if the government remains committed to do that, we do not have any reason to embark on strike,” he said.

Ugheoke said that the Federal Government promised the union it would implement the MoA in view of the October 2017 timeline agreed upon at last Monday’s conciliatory meeting.

He also called on the public to prevail on the government to keep the promise made to the union.

“Nigerians should be alive to their responsibility of demanding quality education from the government. If the people fail to impress the government with the need to implement its agreement with ASUU, the union should not be blamed for whatever happens at the end of October,” the ASUU chairman said.

Vanguard reports that despite the calling off of the strike by the ASUU national body, students are yet to return to the two campuses of UNIABUJA.

When Vanguard correspondent visited the campuses between 10:00am and 1:00pm on Wednesday, it was observed that only few students were in school while most of the lecturers were around.

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