ASUU members in the Federal University of Technology Minna have joined their counterparts on a one-week warning strike to press home their demand for improved working conditions.
According to a correspondent of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), who visited the two campuses of the university on Thursday, students were found idling away as the lecturers stayed away from classes.
The strike is in compliance with the directive of the ASUU national secretariat.
Commenting on the development, Mr Musa Ibrahim, a student of the Department of Educational Technology appealed to the Federal Government to engage the ASUU officials in dialogue with a view to addressing the demands of the lecturers.
“Federal Government should please listen to them because at the end of the day we students are at the receiving end,’’ Ibrahim said.
Dr Suleiman Ndanista, branch Chairman of ASUU in the university, told newsmen that 99 per cent of members has adhered to the union directives.
“So far so good we have embarked on one-week strike action and am very impressed by the level of compliance of our members.
“We will remain resolute in ensuring that the strike is total as directed by the national body of our great union.
“We are just agitating for the best interest of students, parents and for the overall development of the education sector to ensure academic excellence,” he said.
The chairman said that all that was required by the federal government was to commit political will in meeting the demands of the union.