Any lecturer who resumes duty will be punished – UniAbuja ASUU

The Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, University of Abuja, UniAbuja, says the union will not call off its strike until all issues are addressed.

The branch Chairman, Dr Sylvanus Ugoh, told NAN on Monday in Abuja that the members were not working.

“Those against the strike may possibly be beneficiaries of what the union is fighting against.

“Any member found breaking the strike will be subjected to disciplinary procedure.”

According to him, 90 to 95 per cent of lecturers are on strike.

According to NAN, ASUU’s UniAbuja branch declared an indefinite strike on May 2 to bring the attention of school administration to concerns affecting its members.

One of the objections raised by the union was the university’s refusal to hold elections for the positions of Dean of Faculties and Provost, College of Health Sciences. The union also accused the university of promoting some staff members without due process.

Other reasons for the strike, according to the union, include an “advertorial for the vacancy of the post of Vice Chancellor without following due process, among others.”

The chairman said that ASUU as a body in the university had withdrawn the services of its members.

“ASUU do not lock university, what ASUU did was to withdraw the services our members render to the university.

”What we are saying is that our members are not working,” he said.

On the issue of some lecturers indicating interest to lecture, he said that even in a national strike some would still want to go against the action.

However, Dr Habib Yakoob, the Acting Director, Information and University Relations, said the management was not aware of any strike.

Yakoob said that many lecturers have indicated interest to lecture, adding that students were also prepared to receive lectures.