The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has declared an indefinite nationwide strike.
According to the organization, the strike is to protest the poor funding of Nigerian universities.
Led by its National President, Professor Biodun Ogunyemi, ASUU declared the strike at the end of its National Executive Council (NEC) meeting held at the Federal University of Technology Akure (FUTA) in Ondo State.
“This strike will be total, comprehensive and indefinite. Our members shall withdraw their services until the government fully implements all outstanding issues as contained in the MOA of 2017, and concludes the renegotiation of the 2009 agreements.
“We have today (Sunday) been subjected to 20 years of continued re-colonisation under alleged democracy in which all the ruling class have been regrouping among themselves in their various factions they called political parties.”
Ogunyemi alleged that the government was not interested in public universities as the children of the top politicians and rich men in the society patronise private universities at the detriment of public institutions.
All academic staff of universities was directed to withdraw their services immediately.