Umuahia – ACADEMIC Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Michael Okpara University of Agriculture Umudike (MOUAU) Abia state, branch, yesterdayÂ staged a peaceful rallyÂ in Umuahia, the state capital, to sensitize the public on the reasons for the strike. The association said that the Federal Government has been insensetive to the rot in the university system.
The rally which took them round the city and to the Government House as well as the state Radio station, was rounded off at Ibeku High School Umuahia.
Speaking to journalists , Chairman of ASUU MOUAU chapter, Dr. Charles Ononuju, explained that theÂ strike would continue as long as the Federal Government refuses to meet their demands.
Ononuju said that the University teachers embarked on the rally to enlighten the people on the real reasons for the strike, because according to him the Federal Government has been misinforming Nigerians on the issues that gave rise to the strike, pointing out that the development had made the people heap the blame on ASSU members.
Ononuju said that the issues at stake includes the rot in the system, brain drain and welfare of staff, among others. And that these issues have not been addressed since 2001.
HeÂ said the Federal Government worked out on them during the negotiations, adding that the before the strike started.