The Sokoto State University chapter of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has directed all its members to not resume work despite reopening of the institution by the Sokoto State Government.
This was contained in a statement released by the union on Thursday 8 October through the Branch Chairperson, Dr. Attahiru Ahmad Sifawa, whihc partly read.
“Sequels [sic] to the Government’s directives for re-opening of schools in the state and recent move by the University management to resume academic activities, members are reminded that the ongoing nationwide strike action embarked upon by ASUU is still on.
“Members are therefore directed not to engage in any activity that will violet [sic] the strike action at this critical stage of our struggle that is aimed at protecting the nation’s university system.”
On the possibility of the lecturers going back to classrooms, the statement further added that: “members may also recall the resolution reached at our congress meeting held ono7/10/2020 in which we deliberated on the implication of our application for waiver to the possible resumption of academic activities.
“A letter has already been forwarded to the national leadership of our union to that effect. While we await their response, it was resolved that the branch shall meet on Wednesday next week to deliberate on the response of national leadership on the matter”, the statement added.