Six weeks after Nigerian public universities have been shut down due to lecturers industrial action, Nigerians on Twitter have launched a hashtag asking the Federal Government to end the ongoing ASUU strike action.
It should be recalled that On Sunday, November 4, 2018, the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) declared an indefinite nationwide strike over government’s alleged failure to meet the union’s demands.
Since then, ASUU leaders and representatives of the Federal government have met at different time to resolve their differences, but there have been no concrete resolutions to call off the strike.
However, while both parties are planning to meet again on Monday, December 17, 2018, Nigerians on Twitter have urged the government to find an immediate solution to the ongoing ASUU strike.
A popular Nigerian Twitter User, Ogbeni Dipo, @OgbeniDipo said – “Very interesting. #EndAsuuStrike is trending after 6 good weeks. 6 long bloody weeks!”
@Nigeriangreat said – “The FG is not concerned and we have the worst education minister ever….but i heard our VP is a prof so he shld know the value of education but no #EndAsuustrike”
@AkintadeFemii said, “Must AsuuStrike be a yearly thing? For how long will FG keep making several ”Dead-on-arrival promises?? #EndAsuustrike”
Meanwhile, the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) has begun an indefinite strike on Wednesday, December 12, 2018.
ASUP President, Comrade Usman Yusuf Dutse while addressing journalists in Kaduna said the strike became necessary because federal government the failure failed to fulfil the union’s demands overtime.