Why ASUU changed Meeting place, declares strike

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The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) on Monday declared strike to press home its demand.

Report emerged that the reason the lecturers changed their meeting place on Sunday was due to information at their disposal that the government had bugged the earlier venue.

The NEC meeting, which had commenced on Saturday at the Ade Ajayi Auditorium in UNILAG, was abruptly relocated to Tayo Aderinokun Lecture Hall near the university’s guest house on Sunday.

“You know the matter at hand is very sensitive and ASUU has been very careful. So it got information that the venue had been bugged over night and had to relocate to another venue to continue its meeting on Sunday. It is a serious thing. But the final decision will be taken by midnight today (Sunday),” Premium Times quoted an unnamed ASUU member as saying.

One of the lingering issues between the government and the union include renegotiation of the 2009 ASUU-FGN Agreement, which ASUU believed ought was meant be reviewed every three years.


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