ASUU’s Strike Suspension: LASU Lecturers Resume Work On Monday
Dr Tony Dansu, Secretary, Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Lagos State University (LASU) Chapter, says lecturers of the institution will resume work on Monday.
Dansu in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday in Lagos said the development was as a result of the suspension of the three-month strike embarked upon by the union since Nov. 4, 2018.
NAN reports that ASUU had on Thursday, Feb. 7, suspended the over three months strike following a “palatable agreement” it reached with the Federal Government.
The union’s demands include: a shortfall in salaries of some Federal Universities’ workers and lecturers, unpaid Earned Academic Allowances and the revitalisation of projects that were part of the 2009 agreement among others.
“We have called a congress for Monday by 11 a.m. and we shall officially inform our members to resume work at the congress.
“Academic activities will commence on Monday immediately after the congress,” the union leader said.
Meanwhile, Prof. Olanrewaju Fagbohun, the Vice-Chancellor of the university, has in a statement welcomed students of the institution back from the ASUU nationwide strike that paralysed academic activities in most public universities in Nigeria.
Fagbohun said academic activities for the ongoing session in the university resumes immediately, as the semester and session had been overstretched.
“This explains why we all must fully work together to get the LASU academic calendar back on track.
“We urge our world-class students to earnestly do what is expected of them in the areas of course registration and payment of school fees.
“Also in preparation for examination as we cannot afford to further drag our academic calendar, ” Fagbohun said.
He appreciated the unwavering commitment and selfless service of the university workforce to the LASU project.
The vice-chancellor said the university was looking up to its staff in every department, unit, faculty, directorate and centre to provide leadership and work towards ensuring all academic and administrative activities hit top gear immediately.
“At this time, very distinguished colleagues, LASU needs us to once again rise to the occasion and show unprecedented efficiency and effectiveness.
“The LASU story has never been about easy starts or luxurious journeys.
“Our history has been that of a university community, blessed with hard working staff and creative students who are capable of turning even the most unlikely situations around.
“We are a community that has emerged stronger from our challenging times and we are now building a prosperous and peaceful university,” he added.
Fagbohun also urged members of the university community to collectively push the frontiers, stand up for the ideals of its founding fathers and ensure that no bottleneck drew the institution back in any form.