UNILORIN Joins ASUU Strike First Time in 20 Years

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), University of Ilorin (UNILORIN) branch has joined the ongoing two-week strike that commenced on Monday, the first of its kind in 20 years.

Professor Moyosore Ajao, ASUU chairman in UNILORIN made this known on Tuesday while fielding questions from newsmen.

The school had rejected previous industrial actions called by ASUU as a result of a split in the association in the institution. This resulted in the university becoming famous for a stable academic calendar.

On Monday, the national president of the Union, Biodun Ogunyemi, declared the warning strike during an executive meeting of the association in Enugu.

Professor Ajao said all academic activities in the school will be on hold for the period of the warning strike, including the ongoing first-semester examination.

Professor Ajao also made it known that the academic staff of the University of Ilorin have not benefited anything from not joining in industrial action for the past 20 years.

“What has the FG done to compensate UNILORIN lecturers during those times when we never went on strike? It’s not as if we’re getting anything extra for not joining our colleagues,” he said.

He then asked Nigerians to appeal to the Federal Government to meet the demands of the lecturers as the effect of the strike could be disastrous.


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