ASUU to begin warning strike in Yobe June 8

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Yobe State chapter, is set to commence a two-week warning strike in Damaturu from Tuesday, June 8, 2021.

ASUU resorted to the strike due, reportedly, to government’s failure to meet its members’ demands. Chairman of ASUU in the state, Mohammed Saje, in a letter to the Vice Chancellor, Yobe State University (YSU), Prof. Mala Daura, disclosed: “I wish to inform you that the ASUU Congress has resolved and directed its members to embark on a warning strike on Tuesday, June 8, 2021” if their demands are not met.

However, Chairman of the Presidential Visitation Panel for Modibbo Adama University (MAU), Professor David Ker, has said that the only way to end the face-off between government and lecturers is to grant universities full autonomy.

Ker, who spoke to journalists on Tuesday in Yola after concluding his assignment, pointed out that universities’ governing councils were the only legal body to take final decision on matters affecting the institutions.

“Governing council appointed by government is the right body to make decisions. It represented federal or state government in the universities they are appointed to head. So, allow them to run the universities. This will end government and universities’ union face-off, which is affecting the academic calendar,” he said.

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