Academic Activities and Administrative duties were today disrupted at the University of Ibadan as the Non-teaching staff joined the strike declared by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC)
Students and Lecturers who had lectures as at 8am in the morning were shocked to meet the lecture venues put under lock and key.
Administrative offices were not spared as most members who had come to work were directed to return home after attending the Congress of their Union held at the Theatre Arts to intimate members on compliance.
The development also forced many students to loiter around discussing the implication of the development on their pursuit.
Offices were put under lock and key also while those selling on campus have started feeling the impact of the strike.
Those who had traveled to process academic transcripts could not achieve their goal as those to process same were not available.
Although the academic staff has directed its members to join the strike, the university of Ibadan Chairman, Dr Deji Omole said the strike will be formally declared at the congress of the Union tomorrow.
In a release sent to members, Omole said “ASUU is an affiliate of NLC and the national leadership of the Union attended the NEC meeting of NLC where the decision to embark on the ongoing warning strike was taken.
Members of ASUU are therefore directed to join the strike action declared by NLC as from today Thursday, 27 September, 2018.
With this decision to join the NLC declared warning strike to press for the conclusion of negotiation on minimum wage, ASUU, UI emergency congress will hold tomorrow Friday, 28 September, 2018 to share information and to formally declare the strike.
We should not allow the government to always work away from concluding negotiation with the organized labour Unions as this also has implications for the renegotiation of ASUU/FGN agreement.