The Academic Staff Union of Universities said that until their demands were fully met by the federal government, its members will remain on strike despite the directive by the federal government for schools to reopen.
The Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu had asked schools to reopen for academic activities noting that the rampaging COVID-19 pandemic was gradually phasing out.
ASUU National President Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi said the ongoing strike had nothing to do with the coronavirus and as such will not be called off because the health situation was gradually coming down.
He also said that they started their industrial action before the outbreak of Coronavirus disease in the country and all the issues they raised are yet to be addressed.
He added that the government is free to open their schools and their members are also entitled to their dues.
He further said that their members are being owed between three to six months of salaries.
He explained that the government’s so-called fund saving platform of the Integrated Personnel and Payroll Information System is a huge failure.
And apart from that the government is yet to take any step to revitalise education sector among others.