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The Student Union Government (SUG) and the entire students of the state owned Ambrose Alli University (AAU), Ekpoma has recently threatened to embark on a massively general protest to again make obvious their distastefulness over the lingeringly long Asuu strike.
It will be recalled that the Academic Staff Union of Universities (Asuu), chapter of the University had since March the 25th, about four weeks today embarked on a comprehensively total and absolute strike to press home their charges of non payment of salaries and other related allowances by the State’s government.
Ever since the pronouncement of the strike, academic activities had completely been crippled, without any reasonable effort been made so far to mitigate the debilitating situation.
The Students’ Union Government had in their own capacity initially led a solidarity peace walk with the students on the 1st of April 2021 just to see to the end of the strike. But unfortunately, after all the promises made by the school’s management to the peacefully protesting students, the strike continued still with neither Asuu nor the State government ready to shift for each other.
As the saying goes that “when two elephants fights, the ground suffers”, the Ambrose Alli University’s students being on the receiving end of the a month old thug of war between the government and Asuu, they therefore threatens to embark on a solidarity protest latest Thursday 22nd of April, 2021 as made visible in the image below.
The proposed solidarity protest will make it the second time the students are to engage in such demonstrations since the ongoing strike, by Asuu started.
However, in another development, it was gathered by our team that the Vice Chancellor of the University Prof. I. Onimawo, said that the ongoing Asuu strike will soon be called off. The Vice Chancellor gave this assurance after having successful session with his management team, as well as the presidents of the various student associations in the respective faculties of the institution, where he reportedly told the students that the state government will pay Asuu by this months’ ending, that is the 30th of April 2021, and that the strike will then be called off immediately. He further admonished the students through these representatives to be patient, as the proposed dates by the government is already at hand, precisely 9days as at the time of filling in this report.
The Edo State government was actually reported to have initially promised to pay Asuu their salaries by the above proposed date, and urged the members of the union to hold on till that time is reached, but the Union went ahead to declare a strike still.

What’s your opinion on this reoccurring issue of strike between the Nigerian government in diaspora and Asuu as a union? Furthermore, should the Ambrose Alli University’s student go on with their proposed protest on Thursday 22nd of April, or should they wait on the vice Chancellor and the state government’s promise? Give your view(s) in the comment section below.

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Chinedu C. Egwuatu, is a budding poet, sreenwriter and an author of fictions with a published book to his credit, and several others in manuscript forms. He is currently a final year undergraduate student of the prestigious Ambrose Alli University (AAU) Epkoma, where he studies Philosophy. Lastly, he has a penchant for writing and researching wide.We are social! follow us on:

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