By Mekowulu Izuchukwu
The on- going strike of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, Anambra State University chapter has taken a dangerous turn as the lecturers are threatening to leave the state service if the government fails to comply with the ASUU/FGN agreement.
Speaking on phone, the Chairman of the union Mr Jaja Nwanegbo said â€œthe congress members have agreed to leave the state service for else where if the government fails to do something one month after the strikeâ€
Mr Jaja said that the state government has not contacted the state union, â€œso far we have not heard any official communication from the state government .
The last of the transactions we had was when we wrote to inform the government of the decision of the congress to go on strike and that was after we had written earlier to give them the mandatory ultimatum and from the period we gave the ultimatum to the period we wrote to informÂ them of NEC approval of the strike they never replied or say anythingâ€
He said: â€œthe only thing we have heard is the Governorâ€™s unofficial utterances that we can go on strike and come back when we get tired and hungryâ€
The ASUU chieftain added that the strike is indefinite and that ASUU will not relent till the governor implement the ASUU -FGN agreement
Assessing the governorâ€™s approach toward educational issues Mr Jaja lamented that the educational structures in the state are not built on solid foundation.
â€œHe said, the trees we plant today will provide shelter for us tomorrow yet he is not playing his role well.â€
The fall of education in the state is not just the university, it cuts across both primary and secondary schools. How can he donate computers to a secondary school in Anambra west where there is no electricity? he asked.