BREAKING: ASUU UniAbuja begins indefinite strike

The University of Abuja department of the Academic Staff Union of Universities has begun an indefinite strike to attract consideration to developments bordering the union.

The union introduced its choice to embark on the strike on Thursday on the finish of its congress, held on the Permanent Site of the establishment.

Members of the UniAbuja ASUU have been at loggerheads with the outgoing Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Abdulrasheed Na’allah and the Minister of Education, Prof. Tahir Mamman over the processes for the appointment of a brand new VC.

An advertorial that surfaced in a nationwide every day on March 15, 2024, sought a substitute for Na’Allah.

However, ASUU members, in a convention, rejected the advert, declared it “illegal,” and said that it was not from the governing council.

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The Chairman, UniAbuja ASUU, Sylvanus Ugoh, mentioned the Universities Miscellaneous Provision Act 1993 as amended; 2003 and 2012 (Section 3, subsections 1 and a couple of) empowers solely the governing council to promote the VC’s seat when declared vacant.

He argued that no different organ or particular person is legally vested with the facility to provoke the process of appointing a successive VC.

“You will recall that the university administration placed an advert on the vacancy of the post of a Vice-Chancellor on Friday 15th March 2024,” Ugoh had mentioned.

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