The Lagos State University (LASU) chapter of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) had yet to fully comply with the indefinite strike declared by the national body, following a check by NAN on Monday evening.

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Isaac Oyewunmi, ASUU–LASU chairman, told NAN that the chapter received the information on the strike rather late.

Oyewunmi said the executive members of the chapter would meet later on Monday, while a congress would be summoned for Wednesday, to officially declare the strike in the university.

“The strike has began as directed by the ASUU national body because it is not optional, but we just want to tidy up one or two things before complying fully,” he said.

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“Be assured that by Wednesday after our congress, the chapter will comply 100 per cent as directed and it will be total, comprehensive and indefinite.”

Oyewunmi said the chapter was using Monday and Tuesday to do the needful and notify the university management of the strike, as expected.

Meanwhile, activities in the campus were normal, just as the ASUU strike coincided with a lecture-free week for students, due to the ongoing LASU students union week.

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ASUU declared a total, comprehensive and indefinite nationwide strike after the association consulted with members at an emergency national executive council (NEC) meeting held in Abuja on August 12.

Biodun Ogunyemi, president of the union, said the strike was premised, among other issues, on the non-implementation of the federal government/ASUU agreement of 2009.



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