Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) university lecturers have stated that no amount of threats from the Committee of Pro-chancellors of State Owned Universities in Nigeria (COPSON) can break their ranks.
ASUU made this announcement on Thursday.
COPSON previously stated that the government should impose a no-work, no-pay policy.
It stated that the centrally agreed-upon negotiations will not bind them to obey.
However, ASUU has stated that no amount of threats from COPSON will deter the union from achieving its goals.
In its response, ASUU advised the Nigerian Committee of Pro-Chancellors of State-Owned Universities to stop playing to the gallery.
The union in a statement signed by the Convener, ASUU Rapid Response, Professor Ade Adejumo entitled “COPSON: Stoking the Blaze of Discord” stated that no amount of threats will make the union stop fighting for quality education and welfare of its members. Adejumo maintained that ASUU is one. He added that a thousand communiques and threats from COPSON cannot break its ranks. “No amount of threats will make the union stop fighting for quality education and welfare of her members. “ASUU is one, a thousand communiques and threats from COPSON cannot break our ranks and iron resolve to see this struggle and any other one in the future to its successful end. “ASUU asked the pro-chancellors to provide evidences where they have improved the salaries and welfare of their school. “Pro-chancellors of state Universities are always eager to run to Abuja to collect money from TETFUND which was brought into existence by ASUU.”