ASUU Rejects New Governing Councils, Demands Return of Former Ones

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has rejected the new Governing Councils constituted by the Federal Government for public tertiary institutions, demanding the return of the disbanded councils.

The union claims the tenure of the former councils had not lapsed before they were removed, making the FG’s action illegal.

Briefing newsmen at the University of Lagos, ASUU’s Lagos Zonal Coordinator, Prof. Adelaja Odukoya, stated that the only condition for dismantling the former councils should be a breach of the law setting them up.

He warned that allowing this illegal act to go unchallenged could lead to further abuses of power, including the disbanding of universities.

ASUU also expressed dissatisfaction with the non-release of withheld salaries, threatening to go on strike if necessary. The union believes the government is attempting to foist a master-servant relationship on lecturers, which they reject.

With the court case instituted against them by the former administration concluded, ASUU is prepared to take action to protect their rights.

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