No threat, according to the Kaduna State section of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), will cause the academic staff at Kaduna State University to abandon their ongoing strike.
This is in response to Kaduna State University’s management’s threats to resume classes.
The administration of Kaduna State University (KASU) warned the academic staff to return to work or risk punishment.
In response, Dr. Peter Adamu, the union’s chairman, stated in a Tuesday, September 6, interview with newsmen in Kaduna that the strike was legal and supported by both domestic and international laws.
He said: “There is no section of the law of Kaduna State University or Staff Condition of Service that stipulates any form of sanction on lecturers participating in an action that will benefit the University.”
He further explained that the constitution of Nigeria had guaranteed that right.
He said that the strike was for the betterment of the University system, Kaduna State University inclusive, and that most of the buildings in the University, staff training, among others, were all products of this kind of struggle.
Adamu added that the academic staff are not concerned about any threat that would come. He said that even during the military era, such threats came and they were overturned by the court of the land.
He assured that the strike has not been suspended, adding that they are committed to the industrial action until the Federal Government responds positively.
Adamu called on the Kaduna State Government and the students to understand that the struggle was for the benefit of all, to save public institutions in Nigeria from total collapse.