By Chienyenwa Chukwuemeka
Reactions have continued to trail the outcome of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU referendum on Tuesday to determine if the three months long strike should continue.
Speaking to Newsbeats, , Chairman, Lagos State University, LASU-ASUU chairman, Dr Tony Dansu said that despite the unfavourable response of the federal government to ASUU demands, a branch of the Union could not determine whether the strike will continue or not.
Dansu, said that, members still feel unsatisfied with the response of the Government on the revitalization aspect of the issues in contention, adding that , a branch of the union who voted for continuation of the strike will not determine the general position.
“We have to wait until National Strike Coordinating Committee, NSCC finishes its consultation, Dansu stated.
Also reacting to the allegation that some students will be disenfranchised due to their inability to vote, considering that universities where many of them registered have been shutdown as a result of the industrial action, Public Relations Officer of National Union of Lagos State Students, (NULASS), LASU chapter, Prince Soyiga Samuel Adeshina, said that nobody should use the ASUU strike as a guise not to vote, saying it is sad that FG/ASUU’s several meetings keep ending in deadlock
Supporting agitations by ASUU, Adeshina urged the body to seek other ways to resolve the issue and save students the hassles.
His words “ The Union is actually agitating for a concerned course which will not only be beneficial to her members but also beneficial to the students at large.
“We will not say they should not stand for their earned allowance because it is their right and they deserve to get it. But we implore them to look for better means of doing this. Right now, it seems the government is less concerned and the students are the ones suffering the impact of the strike. “