The Ongoing Protest Is Nationwide - NASU Chairman

By Ndimele Kingsley

In a meeting of the university management with the Non-Academic Staff Union comprising of three sister unions namely; NUATSU, SSANU and NAAT. The Federal Government through the University management stated that the 2009 allowance disbursement will be divided with about 89% for the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) and about 11% for NASU.

In an interview with the Chairman of the former NASU, OAU Chapter, Comrade Wole Odewumi, He said that the national protest is ongoing at the Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA), University of Ibadan, among other federal universities yet to hold their congresses.

Speaking with our correspondent at exactly 11:50am today, Comrade Odewumi noted that the ongoing protest is not directly against the University Management as they are just representatives of the Federal Government of Nigeria, rather, directly against the Federal Government.

"Though we are no longer part of the NASU national body, but we were part of the signatories to the 2009 agreement", he clarified.

Comrade Wole Odewumi also declared, saying, "When we make the University 'hot' for the management, they will send back a message to the Federal Government".

However, as at the time of filing this report, vehicular movement have been restricted, except for motorcyclists plying few routes.

According to NASU OAU Chairman, all activities that are being coordinated by the Non-Academic Staff Union remain halted indefinitely.

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