The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has queried four professors of the Enugu State University of Science and Technology (ESUT) for sabotaging its ongoing nationwide strike.
Prof. Agu G. Agu, the Chairman of ASUU at the ESUT, informed about it while briefing the journalists in Enugu on November 18, 2013, Monday.
ASUU-ESUT leader stated that the lecturers had a very successful congress with almost half the population of its members present, and they made it very clear that they still stand by the resolutions of the ASUU national executive on the strike.
On the purported resumption of academic activities in ESUT, Prof. Agu revealed that some of the lecturers met with the management and sold the idea that they were representing ASUU and that was what caused the problem.
“We are in a meeting with the management and we have refuted that because we do not know them. We did not give them the mandate and everybody seems to be concerned about such a development and we have taken the necessary steps by issuing them with a query.
“Four professors are involved and we have issued them with queries and when they reply, we know the next action to take. We are forwarding the query to ASUU national, so that next time people should not arrogate to themselves what is not their duty. Nobody sent them. They don’t have the mandate of ASUU,” Prof. Agu stated.
ASUU-ESUT leader further noted that the actions of saboteur professors was even very painful, seeing that it came after the death an illustrious fellow academic, Prof. Festus Iyayi, who died in the struggle.