ASUU Sokoto Chapter Commences Warning Strike
The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Sokoto State says it will embark on a one-week warning strike beginning from Wednesday, 16th of Nov. 2016.
The state ASUU Chairman, Dr. Attahiru Sifawa who disclosed this during a news conference in the state, on Tuesday 15th of Nov. 2016 said “Therefore, ASUU, Sokoto State University, Sokoto branch, wishes to declare its absolute solidarity with the national body of the union, in embarking on the one week warning strike.’’.
He went on to say that, the action was necessitated by the failure of government to either implement the 2009 agreement, or consult ASUU for renegotiation of the agreement.
He also added that, ASUU found it necessary to embark on the warning strike, to prevail on federal and state governments to be alive to their responsibilities.
He added that the union was concerned about the frightening fall in budgetary allocation to education sector, from 12 per cent in 2014 to this year’s meager 8 per cent.
According to him, the union also condemns the continued erosion of the autonomy of Nigerian universities by both the federal and state governments.
He cited the example of the recent scrapping of Post-UTME by the Federal Ministry of Education, as well as the amendment of JAMB Bill by the National Assembly.