FUT Minna joins ASUU nationwide strike
By Ummi Ismaeel,
The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Federal University of Technology (FUT), Minna Niger State branch, has set up a 14-man committee to monitor the compliance of members to the national strike declared on Monday.
ASUU had declared the indefinite strike to demand for the implantation of the 2009 agreement reached with the federal government and FUT, Minna branch consequently set up a committee on Monday after the decision to join the strike was taken.
It was gathered that all lecturers were asked to stay off their lecture theatres for the duration of the strike pending further directives from the national body of the union as confirmed by the FUT chapter of ASUU chairman, Dr. Attaihiru Ndanisa.
“The FUT, Minna branch has joined the strike and we have total compliance”, the ASUU chairman said.
Students who reported for lectures on Monday, according to investigations, were left dejected because the lecturers could not attend to them while tests scheduled before the semester examination expected to start last Monday was also put off.
It was however not possible to confirm the level of compliance by lecturers from the state-owned Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University (IBBU), Lapai, as at the time of filing the report.