The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has embarked on a one-month warning strike on Monday.
This was disclosed by a source privy to a meeting of the Union that dragged into the early hours of Monday.
According to the source, ”We just want to give the government a long rope hoping that it would see the need to avoid a total paralysis of academic activities in the nation’s universities. We are parents too and have our children in the system but we cannot watch and allow the total collapse of education in the country.
“Our agitation is in the interest of all and if the system is made better, we will all enjoy it. Prominent personalities in the country have waded into the matter but the government seems recalcitrant. Our National President would explain more when he briefs the press later today,” he said.
This is coming few hours after an official Twitter account of the Union claimed it has declared a strike. ASUU however, do not operate any Twitter account.
The national president of ASUU, Prof. Emmanuel Osodeke, is expected to brief the media on the latest development later today.