Nationwide Strike: Academic, Administrative Activities Grounded At University Of Ibadan

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By; BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan

Academic and administrative activities were on Thursday disrupted at the University of Ibadan as the Non-teaching staff in the institution joined the nationwide strike declared by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC)

The Non Academic Staff as early as 7am locked and key all lecture halls and venues in the campus before the arrival of students and Lecturers who had lectures as at 8am in the morning as well as the .
administrative offices.

The Non Academic Staff after locking all the offices, lecture halls and venues headed for a congress of their union where they were directed to return home after attending the Congress of their Union held at the Theatre Arts to intimate members on compliance.

New Nigerian gathered that the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) at the Institution will on Friday after a congress officially direct its members to join the nationwide strike declared by the NLC

When our Correspondent visited the University of Ibadan campus, scores of students were seen loitering around discussing the implication of the strike  on their academic program

On the ASUU, it was learnt that the strike will be formerly declared at the Congress to be presided over  by the university of Ibadan Chairman, Dr Deji Omole at the congress of the Union tomorrow.

The ASUU Chairman in a statement Omole said “ASUU is an affiliate of NLC and the national leadership of the Union attended the NEC meeting of NLC where the decision to embark on the ongoing warning strike was taken.

“Members of ASUU are therefore directed to join the strike action declared by NLC as from today Thursday, 27 September, 2018.
With this decision to join the NLC declared warning strike to press for the conclusion of negotiation on minimum wage, ASUU, UI emergency congress will hold tomorrow Friday, 28 September, 2018 to share information and to formally declare the strike”11.

Dr Omole added, “we should not allow the government to always work away from concluding negotiation with the organized labour Unions as this also has implications for the renegotiation of ASUU/FGN agreement.”

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