By Laleye Dipo in Minna
The Federal University of Technology, Minna chapter of Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has insisted that the strike declared by the union must continue.
This is in spite of appeals made to the union by prominent Nigerians for the strike to be called off in the interest of Nigerian students.
A statement by the Secretary of the union, Dr. Gbolahan Folarin, made available to all members, a copy of which was given to THISDAY yesterday, advised all its members to ignore any directive to the contrary.
“This is to remind us that the current strike declared by the union is total, comprehensive and indefinite,”the statement said.
Consequently, Folarin said: “We are expected to steer clear of any form of meetings and other official gatherings under any guise throughout the period of the strike.
“For the avoidance of doubt, the gatherings include but not limited to trainings and workshops.
“The union is counting on our collective resolve to stand by our resolution of November 6, 2018, (Joining the strike as declared by ASUU-NEC),” Folarin declared.
The strike started over a week ago to press for the signing of the 2009 agreement on the funding of universities welfare of staff and revitalisation of universities across the country.
A few federal universities had failed to join the strike.