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OAU: ASUU, SSANU join nationwide indefinite strike



OAU: ASUU, SSANU join nationwide indefinite strike
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Prof. Tony Odiwe, the Chairman of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) Chapter, has confirmed that members of the have complied with the order of their leaders on strike.

Odiwe made the confirmation during an interview on Tuesday in Ile-Ife.

He condemned the recent assault on the NLC President, Joe Ajaero, which led to the strike.

According to him, the strike would be over immediately if the order came from the highest authority.

Also, Comrade Ademola Junaid, the Branch Secretary, Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU), Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) branch, said that they joined the nationwide indefinite strike declared by the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade Union Congress (TUC).

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Junaid said that his union joined the strike in total compliance with the circular sent by the National President, Comrade Ibrahim Aruna, overnight.

According to him, though the students have just resumed, no one attended to them, and the staff did not have access to their offices because of the strike.

“The issue at hand with the national leaders of NLC and TUC that led to the attack in Imo State is just a matter of consultation which required Ajaero’s presence. But things worked out the other way round, the injustice on our president led to the strike. The duo have been invited to a meeting and we pray that the leadership will honour the invitation, because the issue of strike has adverse effect on every Nigerian,” he explained.

He appealed to the citizenry to understand each other so as to avoid the issue of assault that always led to strike.


The SSANU Secretary called on their leaders to rethink the national strike and give peace a chance.