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ASUU Strike: LASU Chapter Ready To Join Strike In 48 Hours

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LASU Reacts To Strike Notice By ASUU

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Lagos State University (LASU) Chapter says it will comply fully to the nationwide lecturers strike declared by its national body within 48 hours.

Dr Adeolu Oyekan, Assistant Secretary, ASUU-LASU made the disclosure in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos today.

Oyekan said that while there was already a substantial compliance to the strike by its members, total compliance would begin after the chapter holds its congress within the next 24 to 48 hours.

He said skeletal academic work was still ongoing in the campus adding that members were still waiting for congress decision before embarking on the strike.

While noting that the union executives have used other available platform to reach out to its members on the decision of the National Executive Council (NEC), he said “Already, there is a substantial compliance from our members, but for the sake of formality, we will convey congress within the next 24 to 48 hours to brief our members.

“As you are aware that NEC is the supreme organ of our union and the directives said the strike commence immediately and in total.

“Our members from the feelers we got so far had complied but we expect total compliance from tomorrow’’. He added

Oyekan noted that LASU was known to always comply substantively with the directive of its national leadership and do not envisage any breech from its members.

“Any of our members you may see around now, are probably those who are yet to get information of the strike.

“For those who have received the information, they have started staying off the classroom even before we call the congress’’.

Oyekan said that the union’s strike monitoring committee would begin duty from Wednesday to ensure that members comply fully as directed.

He said that the monitoring committee would also pick members who flout the national body directive for appropriate sanction.

Mr Samuel Olalere, President, LASU Students Union (LASUSU), also confirmed that the strike had not commenced fully in the campus because ASUU-LASU chapter was yet to hold its congress.

Olalere said that academic activities were still ongoing in the institution campus.

He however, urged government to meet the demands of the union as soon as possible for the benefit of the education system and to prevent the strike from lingering.


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