The Academic Staff Union of Nigerian Universities (ASUU) have gone on a nationwide strike. This followed a meeting of the National Executive Council (NEC) of the Union held at the University of Port-Harcourt on Wednesday 30th November and Thursday 1st December 2011. The Council directed ‘’all members of ASUU in all branches nationwide to proceed on a total, comprehensive and indefinite strike beginning from the midnight of Sunday, 4th December 2011. ‘’
The Council further said. ‘’for the avoidance of doubt, a total, comprehensive and indefinite strike means: No teaching, no examination, no grading of scripts, no project supervisions, no inaugural lectures, no appointments and promotions meeting, no statutory meetings (Council, Senate, Boards etc) or other meetings directed by governments or their agencies.’’
The National Executive Council (NEC) blames the Federal Government of Nigeria for being ‘’manifestly unwilling to genuinely implement’’ ‘’the core components of the 2009 FGN/ASUU Agreement after more than two years of its signing…’’
Reader in Oral Literature in October 2007 at the University of Maiduguri, currently the Head of Department of English and French, Umaru Musa Yar’Adua University, Katsina.