By Ismail Auwal
The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Yusuf Maitama Sule (YUMSUK) branch has called on well-meaning Nigerians to caution the federal government to honour its agreement with the union to forestall further industrial crisis in the nation’s tertiary education sector.
This was disclosed in a statement jointly signed by the president of the union, Dr. Surajo Sulaiman, and his Secretary, Dr. Mansur Said.
The union said that it strongly believes that at the moment, Education is one of the most critical sectors our country needs to heavily invest in to avoid further national decay.
“It should be recalled that ASUU, for the love of peace and tranquility in our dear country, suspended its Strike Action in December, 2020 to allow Government to address lingering issues that led to the action, so as to salvage University Education in the country. “
“However, to our dismay, the government up till now, has deliberately, woefully failed to perform as promised and as contained in the Memorandum of Action (MOA) it willingly signed on 23rd December, 2020 with the Union,” the statement reads.
The union also noted that the union is an assemblage of patriotic Nigerians that have sacrificed everything for purposes of educating the populace with quality Education and defending its sanctity at all costs.
“This is in order for Education in Nigeria to be freed from the shackles and bondage of the “monster” that has ravaged many valuable assets of our dear nation.”
According to the statement, it would allow the lack of “seriousness and sincerity of purpose on the side of the government to relegate the educational standard of the country.