“ASSU strike shows insensitivity to plight of Nigerians”
By Nosa Akenzua, Asaba
The Committee for Democratic Governance (CDG) in Abraka, Delta State, on Wednesday, carpeted the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASSU), for embarking on indefinite strike action to press home its grievances at a time when the country is battling with the Coronavirus disease.
The group, in a statement it issued and signed by the National Coordinator, Comrade Imalah Ugoachanum, a copy made available to journalists in Asaba, insisted that the action of ASSU said that their action was insensitive to the plight of Nigerians.
“We are shocked that ASSU, a body of educators, could take such action at a time the country is battling to contain the spread of Coronavirus disease. The basis of the strike is unjustifiable because, ASSU has not exhausted the options associated with industrial action”.
The statement, however, called on ASSU to explore better ways of making the government accede to its request, rather than embarking on strike action over and over without results.
“You can’t use the same method every time knowing, that you will get the same result. Regrettably, Nigerian students would be at the receiving end of the strike action. ASSU need to allow reason to prevail, now is not the time to make such request as there is no money in view of the fall in the price of oil at the global market. Where would FG get the money to meet their request?”