ASUU-AAU urges university leadership to dialogue to end strike – The Sun Nigeria
Of Ighomuaye LuckyBenign
The The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Ekpoma Chapter of Ambrose Alli University (AAU), yesterday urged the university leadership to use dialogue to end the protracted strike rather than sing union.
The union made the call in response to a press release titled “AAU is not militarized! – A Reply” jointly signed by Dr. Cyril Oziegbe Onogbosele and Dr. William Odion, President and Deputy Secretary of ASUU AAU, Ekpoma, respectively, and made available to journalists in Benin City.
The statement read, among other things, “The university administration should refrain from using force, blackmail, propaganda and lies in dealing with the current problems of the university.
“We urge the university administration to embrace peace and dialogue to resolve the issues on the ground and bring the university back to normal.”
The union said it had never made threats against the institution’s management as it claimed and should not base its judgment on hearsay, as the union was still remained law abiding.
Continuing, the ASUU-AAU said, “The resolutions and directives of the union convention held on May 25, 2022 are not hidden. They express themselves clearly or unambiguously on the position of the union in the face of the crisis at the university.
“It is unfortunate that a high-ranking university administrator relies on hearsay, speculation and conjecture to draw conclusions about the ‘threat’ to the university to deliberately slander the union and militarize the campus.