The leadership of the Academic Staff union of universities, ASUU has reversed its decision to brief the media this week on possible suspension of strike.
ASUU President, Professor Emmanuel Osodeke told ait.live exclusively via telephone, that they are also disappointed over the development.
Professor Osodeke said until government gives the green light on adopting the University Transperancy and Accountability Solution, UTAS over IPPIS, it will remain on strike for as long as possible.
ASUU President particularly pointed accusing fingers at the National Information Technology Development agency, NITDA a parastatal under the ministry of communications and digital economy, for deliberately frustrating the process.
The ASUU President argued that contrary to public perception, “no work no pay” is already on for the lecturers, as salaries have not been paid since February, a development Professor osodeke said will only help to aggrievate the unfortunate situation.
Also speaking to ait.live, the University of Abuja Chairman of ASUU, Kassim Umar insists that no state government can suspend the activities of Labour, since it remains in the exclusive legislative list.
Kassim Umar was reacting to the news that Edo state government has suspended activities of all unions in the state’s tertiary insititions.
Friday, June 10 makes it 114 days since ASUU has been on strike.