ASUULecturers in Modibbo Adama University of Technology (MAUTECH), Yola, have resolved to continue with the ongoing nationwide strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).

The Federal Government had directed all federal universities to end the six-month-old strike and resume work on Monday.

The university’s ASUU Chairman, Mr. Augustine Ndaghu, made the disclosure on Monday in Yola in a telephone interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).

Ndaghu said majority of the more than 300 members of the union in the university who attended the latest meeting voted overwhelmingly for continuation of the strike.

He said “with this development, our members will not respond to the government’s directive to resume work.

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“In fact, none of our members has signed the register to resume work.

“Ours is a peaceful strike as far as nobody will attempt to force us back to class to go and teach.’’

The ASUU Chairman of Adamawa State University (ADSU), Mubi, Mr. Molem Ishaku, said lecturers in the institution had also agreed to continue the strike.

He said “in the first place, it was not the government that told us to go on strike and therefore it should not insist that we must go back to work.’’

Commenting on the development, the Protocol and Information Officer of MAUTECH, Malam Mustafa Migawa, said the university had received Federal Government circular regarding the opening of the university and had commenced implementation.

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Migawa said forms had been sent to the various departments of the school to be filled by lecturers who wish to resume work.


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