There was a mild drama when the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) rejected Berekete Family radio’s intervention to end the ongoing strike, according to a report released today, June 11, 2022 by Bellnews Online.
It will be recalled that ASUU has been on strike since February of this year and all efforts to call off the strike have not yielded results, based on the past reports.
Furthermore, speaking on Saturday morning, on a radio programme, hosted by Ahmad Isah, popularly known as Ordinary President, ASUU president, Prof. Emmanuel Osodeke, and his team, explained to public the perennial problems and why the union didn’t call off the strike, saying Federal Government is yet to meet their demands, based on the report.
More so, Isah in his statement said in his bid to end ASUU strike, he had set up a special intervention bank account to raise funds for ASUU. Meanwhile, Isah showed the N50 million cash donated by the Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Udom Emmanuel to convince ASUU and make them key into the idea of the intervention, based on the report.
Moreover, reacting to this development, ASUU President, Osodeke frowned at this when the money was displayed, saying they should not be associated with such, based on the report.
However, Isah in his response to this too, threatened to discontinue the intervention. Therefore, several Nigerians called in during the programme and described the union (ASUU) as ”insensitive”, according to a report released today by the Bellnews Online.