The Niger Delta University (NDU) chapter of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has joined the ongoing nationwide strike declared by the union.
The Chairman of the chapter, Dr Stanley Oguon, said on Thursday that the move followed a resolution reached after the local union emergency congress.
ASUU had on Monday directed all its state chapters to go on an indefinite nationwide industrial action.
Oguon said in Yenagoa that although the university was preparing for its end of semester examinations, the lecturers believe in the genuineness of the ASUU struggle.
Similarly, the University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN) of the union has joined the ongoing nationwide strike embarked upon by the union on Monday.
Ifeanyichukwu Abada, chairman of ASUU-UNN, made this disclosure at a news briefing on Wednesday in Nsukka, shortly after the union’s congress attended by members from Enugu and Nsukka campuses.
Abada said the congress noted with concern and disappointment the non-payment of academic allowances and the non-release of operational licence.
He said: “Having exhausted all avenues to get the government to fully implement the 2009 FGN-ASUU agreement and the 2013 MoU, ASUU resolved to embark on a total, comprehensive and indefinite strike.
“Members are advised to adhere strictly to the directive of ASUU, on the ongoing strike, as defaulting members will be brought to book.
“Parents should know that we are fighting for them, as well as it is in the interest of students and we regret any inconvenience this strike may cause students and their parents.”
Also, the University of Abuja on Wednesday officially joined the nationwide strike.
Ben Ugheoke, UniAbuja ASUU chairman, told newsmen that the academic staff took the decision to join the strike after a meeting with its members on Wednesday.
“We have domesticated the total indefinite strike. The strike is on now,” he said.