This announcement was made after the National Executive Council meeting held at the Federal University of Technology, Akure, Ondo State on Sunday night.
Briefing journalists after the NEC meeting, the National President of the ASUU, Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi said all entreaties made to the Federal Government to honour the agreement with the union fell on deaf ears and they had no other alternative but to begin the strike action.
The strike is to protest the poor funding of Nigerian universities and alleged plan by the federal government to increase students fees and introduce an education bank.
“This strike will be total, comprehensive and indefinite. Our members shall withdraw their services until government fully implements all outstanding issues as contained in the MOA of 2017, and concludes the renegotiation of the 2009 agreements.” He said
Ogunyemi also said the government was not interested in public universities as the children of the top politicians and rich men in the society patronize private universities at the detriment of public institutions.
Reacting to this Shehu Sani, the Senator representing Kaduna Central district in the National Assembly stated that the strike by ASUU is justifiable to save public universities in Nigeria as the Federal Government has what it takes to adequately fund the universities.