The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has barred its members from participating in the 2019 general elections.
It said members could however participate voluntarily but must not use any ASUU material or insignia.
The directive was contained in a bulletin issued and signed by the union’s President, Prof Biodun Ogunyemi, a copy of which was obtained by the University of Ibadan chapter.
According to Ogunyemi, the offer from the Federal Government in the efforts to meet its demands as contained in the 2017 Memorandum of Action (MoA) is still fluid and far from expectations.
He however acknowledged that “some progress has been made in discusssions with the Federal Government.
The bulletin, tagged, Strike Bulletin 8, reads: “Though some progress has been made with respect to discussion with Government agents (The Minister of Labour and Employment as well as Minister of Education), at the moment, the proposal from Government towards resolving the demand of ASUU as contained in 2017 MoA and Strike Bulletin 1 is still too fluid and far from expectations. Hence, it is the view of the NSCC that members should await further developments which are rapidly unfolding.
“In accordance with the ASUU’s long standing position, ASUU as a union will not participate in the conduct of 2019 general elections, although members may voluntarily participate in the conduct of the elections. However, members are prohibited from participating in the election processes using any material that bears ASUU or relates to the union”