Asuu replies threat from FG, calls Jonathan a joker and promises to continue strike...

The Goodluck Jonathan administration has given the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, one week ultimatum to call off the ongoing strike or risk mass sack. The directive was given on Thursday on behalf of the government, in Abuja, by the acting Minister of Education, Nyesom Wike.

But in a swift reaction, ASUU rubbished the threat by the Jonathan Government to sack any lecturer who fails to report back to school on December 4, 2013. While condemning the threat, ASUU said:
"It is a pity if the federal government is not willing to perfect the resolutions reached with union. This is why we find it difficult to trust our leaders by their words. How can someone be threatening to sack lecturers when universities are already short-staffed by almost 60,000? We are not in Military era. The Military tried it and failed. This one will fail again."
The union added that the threat latest will not only fail but worsen the situation and "make the strike linger more than necessary."

With this threat, ASUU said it is now very clear that the Federal government was not ready to implement any  of the resolutions it reached with the union.