The leadership of the Academic Staff Union of Universities has said it would not be subjected to blackmail by the Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige as the ongoing strike entered its 155th day on Tuesday, July 19, 2022.
The National President of the union, Professor Emmanuel Osodeke, stated this during a media briefing with journalists in Abuja on Tuesday.
The union embarked on a strike on Monday, February 14, 2022, with the strike entering its 155th day on Tuesday, July 19, 2022.
Speaking in Abuja, Osodeke said, “We will not be subjected to the blackmail of the minister of labour. Ngige has continued to blackmail us by churning out lies.
“They stopped our salaries thinking they will make us go back to work. Let them sit down as directed by the president.
This comes after President Muhammadu Buhari mandated the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, alongside his counterparts to end the lingering strike.