The Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, has rejected Federal Government’s plan to re-negotiate their 2009 Agreement.
Chairman of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka branch of the Union, Doctor Ifeanyi Abada disclosed this after a congress attended by some national and zonal officers.
He explained that the union took this stand because government did not sign the agreement under duress.
Doctor Abada said ASUU cannot be cajoled by any unbridled campaign or blackmail as being paddled by some Federal Government’s officials.
According to him, ASUU is also demanding the removal of the NUC Secretary, Professor Julius Okogie for fanning the embers of hatred against members of the union.
He called on education stakeholders, the clergy and traditional rulers to prevail on government to respect the 2009 agreement it entered with ASUU to improve standards in tertiary institutions.