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ASUU UniAbuja Chapter Commences Indefinite Strike

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) chapter at the University of Abuja has commenced an indefinite strike within the institution.

The decision was made public during a congress held at the university’s permanent site on Thursday.

According to reports, the strike comes after a disagreement arose among ASUU members at UniAbuja, Prof. Tahir Mamman, the Minister of Education, and Prof. Abdulrasheed Na’allah, the outgoing Vice-Chancellor, regarding the procedure for appointing a new VC.

On March 15, 2024, an advertisement seeking a replacement for Na’Allah was published in a national newspaper.

However, ASUU members, in a conference, rejected the advertisement, deeming it “illegal,” and insisted that it did not originate from the governing council.

Sylvanus Ugoh, the chairman of UniAbuja ASUU, highlighted that according to the Universities Miscellaneous Provision Act of 1993, as amended in 2003 and 2012 (Section 3, subsections 1 and 2), only the governing council has the mandate to advertise the VC’s position when it becomes vacant.

Ugoh emphasized that no other entity or individual has the legal authority to initiate the process of selecting a new VC. He recalled, “You will remember that the university administration placed an advertisement for the vacancy of the Vice-Chancellor’s position on Friday, March 15, 2024.”

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