ASUU Forms 7-Man Committee To Defend Their Decision Of Continuing Their Strike

ASUU Forms 7-Man Committee To Defend Their Decision Of Continuing Their Strike
The Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, has constituted a seven-man committee to defend the union’s position and refusal to suspend the ongoing strike.

Following the alleged negative reactions from the public and the bashing ASUU is receiving for not suspending the strike, the union has constituted a seven-member committee to respond to any perceived attack on irs position. 

The National President of ASUU, Prof. Emmanuel Osadeke has written to Prof. Ade Adejumo of the Lagos State University of Technology, LAUTECH, who is the Convener of the committee, to counter any media report that may be against the interest of the union.

The letter dated 1st September with the title, “Constitution of Rapid Response Committee”, told members that their commitment towards the execution of the assignment would be appreciated. 

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The letter read: “The Academic Staff Union of Unuversities (ASUU) is at a very critical stage of its struggle towards the survival of public universities in Nigeria. It has been observed that a lot of media propaganda to misinform and malign the union is ongoing. The union appreciated your efforts in responding to this media war. 

“The trustees and principal officers of the union decided to constitute a rapid response committee to immediately respond to various media publications, opinions, interviews etc, that may be against the interest of the union.” 

The members according to the letter are Prof. Ade Adejumo (LAUTEC), Convener, Prof. Joseph A. Ushie (UNIUYO), member, Prof. Abdulgafar Amoka (ABU), member, Dr. Adelaja Odukoya (UNILAG), member, Dr. Taiwo Obateru (UNIJOS), member, Dr. Otu Otu Akanu (AE-FUNAI), member and and Prof. Victor Igbum (BSU), Secretary. 

“Your commitment to this assignment as in the time past will be greatly appreciated,” it concluded.

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Source: Vanguard 

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