Tuesday, 14 June 2022

Surprise as ASUU Rejects Crowd Funding From Brekete Family

By Asuquo Cletus Felix

The Academic Staff Union Of Universities, (ASUU) on Saturday, rejected a crowd funding initiated by Ahmed Isah, a Human Rights Activists.

Ahmed Isah had through his human right radio popularly called Brekete Family initiated a campaign to raise funds with the aim of ending the prolonged industrial action, embarked upon  by the University Workers in Nigeria.

The president of ASUU, Emmanuel Osodeke, who was in the studio of the radio station on Saturday announced that the union would distance itself from the campaign and that its name should be removed.

Isah had invited the leadership of ASUU, led by its president, Prof. Emmanuel Osodeke, to his station to intimate them of his efforts aimed at resolving the age-long crisis between ASUU and the federal government but Osodeke blatantly refused the gesture.

our reporter gathered that the public had started donating money to the cause with the Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Udom Emmanuel, contributing N50 million to the project before ASUU decried the action and asked that it be counted out of the initiative

Isah also said he had set up a special intervention bank account domiciled in TAJ Bank to raise funds for the union, with a view to ending the strike.

"We the academic staff union of universities, are not begging for money, our position is clear we demand a better funding of our University. We want the parent of the students to take over, the day they take over that day we will end the strike, we will go back to our class room,  let the parent take over. Please remove our name from that account". He said. 

ASUU formed in 1978, is the umbrella of University lecturers, which seeks to protect the interest of the University lecturers at large.