The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has vowed that the ongoing strike subsists if Federal government refused to implement the renegotiated 2009 agreement ,it added that implementation of the agreement is the antidote to the over five months strike.
The bomb shell was released on Sunday by the Chairman, ASUU, University of Ibadan, Professor Ayo Akinwole, he said Nigerians should not see the strike as an ASUU affair but a fight all Nigerians must own to have a future of quality education for their children.
Professor Akinwole stated that university lecturers have sacrificed so much with their own welfare and lamented that the federal government owes their members over nine year allowances.
“We are asking for a renegotiation of existing agreements that will position our members as human beings working in a decent place.
“We are asking for revitalisation of public universities through appropriate funding,” he said.
He added: “We are saying we have a better homegrown alternative of University Transparency Accountability Solution (UTAS), we are saying check proliferation of universities that you cannot fund and we are saying Nigerians deserve to be ranked among top 100 in the world if our leaders invest in education.
“We should be developing our own solutions not depending on others. Sadly, we have uncoordinated presidency and cabinet working at cross purposes. This strike is not about ASUU, It is about the future of the Nigerian children.”