The Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University (ATBU) has joined the nationwide strike of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).

Adamu Babayo said the decision of ATBU to join the strike came after their congress on Tuesday.

“We resolved to stop all academic activities in the institution until further directive is given by the ASUU national body,” he said.

Babayo said all lecturers have been directed to stop the ongoing examinations.

He said: “You know we came back from Akure on Monday. We are aware of the directives to go on strike, but we have to come back to our various institutions, hold meetings and convey the message to our members for them to comply and that was what we did.

“Our students wrote examinations even today in the morning. But that will be the last as we have informed all our members to comply with the directive and stop the conduct of examinations in the university.

“So, from now, no examination or any other academic activities will take place because we have joined the strike.

“The issue is that ATBU is a member of national ASUU and whatever decision the union takes, we are legally bound by it.”

Similarly, Kabir Hassan, chairman, Bauchi State University (BSU) chapter of ASUU, said the institution had also joined the nationwide strike after holding its congress.

Hassan said compliance with the strike would be enforced in all the three campuses of the university located in Gadau, Bauchi and Misau.

“We have distributed a strike bulletin containing the directives for the strike and what must be observed by our members to ensure compliance.

“A strike monitoring committee will report any defaulting member for appropriate sanctions,” he said.



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