The Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, has asked Nigerians to hold the Federal government responsible if, the outstanding issues in the Memorandum of Action (MOA) of December 23,2020 and matters related to the draft renegotiated agreement of May 2021 are not signed by August ending.

National President of the union, Comrade Victor Osedeke, stated this at a press conference at the end of the National Executive Council meeting held at the University of Ilorin.

He urged Nigerians to put pressure on the Federal government to sign the agreement to forestall any imminent strike action by the union.

Comrade Osedeke appealed to the Federal and state governments to give the issues the urgent attention it deserve to sustain and improve on the current industrial harmony across university campuses.

He condemned the neglect of the state-owned universities by the state governors whose responsibility it is to fund, staff, equip and make the universities nationally and globally competitive.

Comrade Osedeke warned that unless urgent and necessary steps are taken, the state-owned universities may soon collapse beyond redemption.

Ali Muhammad Rabiu