The Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU chairman, University of Abuja Chapter, Dr. Clement Chup has dared the federal government to sack its members over the prolonged universities’ strike if it can.
In a reaction to the Federal Government’s recent order for schools to resume Chup said, “The school can go ahead and ask students to resume but we won’t do any work; we won’t teach them. It is not our responsibility to resume until ASUU decides.
“We’re not afraid of that (sack). He (Education minister) can go to the motor park to recruit lecturers that will lecture the students. You can now see the insincerity of some people in government.
We told the government when we met that we’re ready to suspend the strike once we’re able to clarify some issues in our agreements with them.
But they went ahead without clarifying those issues at stake. We dare them to sack us,” he said.
It would be recalled that following directive by the Federal Government that all Vice Chancellors of Federal Universities should re- open their universities for academic activities, the management of the University of Abuja has directed its students to resume academic activities on Sunday, the 1st of December.