The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Olabisi Onabanjo University, has, recently embarked on an indefinite strike due to the non-payment of salary subvention by the Ogun State government.
The effect of this strike is very devastating on the students. All academic activities have been put on hold. In fact, all ongoing examinations have been suspended until further notice. The students appear to be helpless as a result of this industrial action, and they have equally frowned at this development. Unfortunately, this seem contradicting to what we are being taught in class that the government owes the society the duty to make them happy.
Since the harmful effect of strike actions cannot be quantified, the Ogun State government, particularly Governor Ibikunle Amosun, should, therefore, listen to our cry and the cry of our lecturers. It is even beyond the lecturers’ sake this time round; it is more about the students and their future.
I, hereby, implore the governor to kindly meet the demands of our lecturers as soon as possible.
- Festus Ogun,