STRIKE: ASUU WANTS MINISTER’S CERTIFICATE WITHDRAWN, EDO STATE PROTEST

The Academic Staff Union of Universities has written to the University of Jos, demanding a probe and the recall of the doctorate degree of the Minister of State for Education, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba.

 

Also on Wednesday, students from different tertiary institutions in the Edo State protested the lingering ASUU strike in Benin, the state capital.

 

The PUNCH reports that ASUU, which commenced a warning strike on February 14, 2022 has yet to call off the industrial action.

 

Some of the demands of the union include the demand for university autonomy, release of revitalisation funds for Nigerian universities, and the deployment of the University Transparency Accountability and Solution payment platform for the payment of salaries and allowances of university lecturers among o thers.

 

The government and the union have yet to reach an agreement on the issues raised.

 

As the disagreements linger, Nwajiuba confirmed to The PUNCH that the union had written to UNIJOS asking for the recall of his certificate.

 

The minister said, “ASUU wrote UNIJOS to recall my certificate. I am not sure what it is they are pursuing. I was informed by the university that this was the directive from ASUU: to investigate my certificate. That is how far they have gone.

When I got the letter from the university, in fact, the university didn’t hide it, they noted that ASUU wrote them.”

 

The strike has, however, been taking its toll on the students, some of whom have been complaining of its adverse effects on them.

 

Vehicular and human movements were disrupted in parts of Benin for several hours on Wednesday as students from across tertiary institutions in the state protested the continued strike.

 

They asked for government’s intervention as they vowed to continue a daily stay in the city centre until their demands are met.

 

 

 

 

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