#EndASUUstrike Trends on Twitter
38 days after Nigerian public universities were shut down due to lecturers’ industrial action, Nigerians on Twitter have launched a social media campaign – #EndASUUstrike – asking the Federal Government to end the ongoing ASUU strike.
It should be recalled that On Sunday, November 4, 2018, the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) declared an indefinite nationwide strike over the government’s alleged failure to meet the union’s demands.
Since then, ASUU leaders and representatives of the Federal government have met at different times to resolve their differences, but there has been no resolution to call off the strike.
However, while both parties are planning to meet again on Monday, December 17, 2018, Nigerians on Twitter urged the government to find an immediate solution to the ongoing ASUU strike.
Here are some of the tweets demanding an end to the ASUU strike.
Ogbeni Dipo, @OgbeniDipo: “Very interesting. #EndAsuuStrike is trending after 6 good weeks. 6 long bloody weeks!”
@Nigeriangreat: “The FG is not concerned and we have the worst education minister ever….but I heard our VP is a prof so he should know the value of education but no #EndAsuustrike”
@AkintadeFemii: “Must AsuuStrike be a yearly thing? For how long will FG keep making several ”Dead-on-arrival promises?? #EndAsuustrike”
Meanwhile, the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) begun an indefinite strike on Wednesday, December 12, 2018.
ASUP President, Usman Dutse while addressing journalists in Kaduna said the strike became necessary because the federal government failed to fulfil the union’s demands overtime.