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ASUU Declares indefinite strike

Senator Shehu Sani, a former lawmaker who represented Kaduna Central in the National Assembly’s upper house, has reacted to the Academic Staff Union of Universities’ new strike action. 

ASUU declared a one-month nationwide strike following the union’s National Executive Council (NEC) meeting in Lagos, which was dubbed ‘NEC for NEC.’ 

On Monday, February 14th, 2022, the academic union announced its decision at a press conference held by ASUU President, Prof. Emmanuel Osodeke. 

Sani reacted to the news on Twitter, saying that while most Nigerian students are unaware of NANS (National Association of Nigerian Students), they are aware of ASUU.  

“Most students are unaware of NANS, but they are aware of ASUU,” he added. 

In other developments, the Academic Staff Union of Universities has deemed the professorship of Isa Pantami, Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, to be unconstitutional. 

The National Executive Council made the decision during a meeting on Sunday night, and ASUU President Emmanuel Osodeke confirmed it at a news conference on Monday. 

“You can’t be a minister and a university instructor, It encourages people to do things they shouldn’t”. He remarked 

“Pantami must resign as a minister and face charges of working two jobs in the same federal system. He lacks the necessary qualifications. Pantami does not deserve to be regarded like a professor.”  

 

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