The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has reacted to the recent registration of two new trade unions by the government for academic staff in the university system, saying it does not pose any threat to its existence.
The National President of ASUU, Prof Emmanuel Osodeke, was reported to have disclosed this to the media while reacting to the news of the government’s registration of new unions.
Osodeke said that it is inconsequential as his union cannot be threatened with the development.
“That does not in any way affect us. We are a disciplined and focused union and we know what we are doing and what we are after. Let them register as many unions as they like. The sky is big enough for birds to fly”.
He further claimed that ASUU members are not saboteurs or bootlickers, adding that its members know their vision and mission.
While affirming that ASUU’s struggle is for a better educational system in the country, the University don claimed that if the system is good, everyone will benefit.