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ASUU postpones decision on strike, accuses FG of blackmail

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The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), has postponed its planned strike, Touchaheart blog reports.

This online news platform reports that the ASUU strike was postponed because consultations are still ongoing.

Further accused the Buhari-led government of blackmail and propaganda.

Please Read Also: ASUU Threatens To Go On Strike, Asks Nigerians To Blame Govt

According to a statement titled, ‘Enough of blackmail’, and signed by its president, Prof Emmanuel Osodeke, ASUU vowed to continue fighting for the welfare of lecturers.

The statement reads partly: “NEC was worried by the spirited efforts of government agents to reduce the demands of ASUU to a regime of intermittent payment of watered-down revitalization fund and release of distorted and grossly devalued Earned Academic Allowances.

“ASUU shall not relent in demanding improvement in the welfare and conditions of service of our members.
“However, we shall resist any attempt to blackmail the union and derail our patriotic struggle for a productive university system by official propaganda founded on tokenism and crumb-sharing.

“However, considering the ongoing intervention and consultation efforts, NEC resolved to review the situation at a later date with a view to deciding on the next line of action.”

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