The instruction of the Ekiti State University authority asking its lecturers to resume work has been rubbished by the Academic Staff Union Of University (ASUU) Ekiti state chapter.
In a statement by the ASUU – EKSU chairman Comrade K. K. Arogundade, the local chapter will not shift ground except when the national leadership of the union says so.
Arogundade noted that it is out of place for a University like EKSU, which had benefited immensely and continuously from the National struggles of ASUU to thinker with breaking the national struggle for whatever reasons.
” To this end, ASUU-EKSU Congress distances itself from the (unfortunate and unwarranted) request of the University’s Administration and any other adjoining publications to that effect by encouraging all our members to remain resolute in the quest for the survival of university education in Nigeria.”
” The ongoing strike is total and comprehensive. The strike Coordinating Committee is hereby re-energized and empowered to report any act of compromise by any of our members in due course.” Arogundade said.
According to him, the federal government of Nigeria has resolved to cripple the University education in Nigeria making it ” out of the reach of common and ordinary Nigerians.”
In his words, ” unfortunately, even if Ekiti state University opens its doors today, it can never survive the financial onslaught already dished out on it by the epileptic financial support it continues to enjoy from its employer.”