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We won’t sign attendance register – Lectures tell el-Rufai time,

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By Maureen Ikpeama

Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Kaduna State University Chapter, has said that the threat by Governor Nasir El-Rufai to sack its members for joining the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) strike was empty.

ASUU Chairperson, Dr Peter Adamu, stated this in a circular on Wednesday in Kaduna.

He said that the threat could not stand because any disciplinary action must be in line with the procedures as contained in the University Law.

Adamu said that the situation at hand provided a golden opportunity to restore the autonomy and fix the pile of problems bedeviling the university.

“Members should be informed that the threat has been communicated to the principal officers of our great union and they are solidly with us.

“They promise to wade into the issue directly at the appropriate time.

“We call on all members to remain resolute, committed and determined to fight for a just cause,’’ he said.

Adamu said that the academic staff had three functions – dissemination of knowledge through teaching, advancement of knowledge through research and community service.

“It is surprising and shocking that members of our union, who have been working day and night marking huge pile of scripts and conducting research, are subjected to signing an attendance register.

“Therefore, members should not be intimidated and desist from signing any attendance register,’’ he said.

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