The National president of Academic Staff
Union of Universities (ASUU), Prof. Biodun
Ogunyemi, on Tuesday mobilized members of
the union for strike and mass action
commencing from Wednesday to force the
Federal Government to revert the pump price
of petrol from N145 to N86 per litre.
In a letter to ASUU members nationwide and
titled: “Increase in pump price of Premium
Motor Spirit to N145 per litre: Proposal for
Joint Action with NLC,” the ASUU president
said members are urged to fully respect
Article 2 of ASUU Constitution which required
them to work for the protection and
advancement of the socio-economic interests
of the nation.
“Branch chairpersons are to conduct
emergency congress meetings on Tuesday,
May 17, 2016 to mobilise our members for
the action commencing on Wednesday. All
branches of ASUU nationwide are to comply,”
the letter added.
The chairman of ASUU, University of Ibadan
chapter, Dr. Deji Omole, who read the letter
to union members at the institution, said the
chapter was ready for mass resistance to
what he called “obnoxious and callous policy
of fuel price increment.”
Omole said the subsidy removal was the most
criminal ambush by federal government to
empower the rich and cripple the poor.