Lecturers under the auspices of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) have disclosed that they have been using their blood to run public universities in the country.
The union made this disclosure on Monday.
Recall that members of ASUU had in February this year embarked on an indefinite strike.
The union commenced the strike due to the non-implementation of the agreement reached with the union by the federal government in 2009.
The union on Monday said that its members have been using their blood to run public universities across the country.
The union added that it will not sacrifice its members.
The union insisted that it will resist any effort to turn intellectuals into slaves of irresponsible leadership.
ASUU Chairman at the University of Ibadan, Professor Ayo Akinwole made these declarations via a statement made available to DAILY POST.
Akinwole in the statement urged Nigerians to disregard the lies of the federal government.
He explained that the government was far from meeting any of the union’s seven demands.
Akinwole while speaking further insisted that if ASUU does not go on this struggle, there will be no university for new people to attend.
Akinwole said, “Lecturers in Nigerian public universities have been using their blood to run public universities and sustaining it.
“The Union will not sacrifice her members’ welfare and will resist any effort to turn intellectuals to slaves of irresponsible leadership.
“We waited for 14 months from December 2020 to February 2022 before declaring this strike. I am saying 14 months’ notice, 14 months of engagements and the Nigeria Inter-religious council intervened in 2021 when we would have declared the strike. We gave them one month with no results.
“Heroes are gone before they are appreciated but our union will not die. We will not die. We are going to be alive to see this struggle through.
“If ASUU does not go on this struggle, there will be no university for new people to attend.”