The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Kano Zone, has said the Nasir El-Rufai-led administration has continued to intimidate and threaten it’s members at the Kaduna State University.
The union made this known in a press statement signed by its Zonal Coordinator, Comrade Abdulkadir Muhammad, and issued to newsmen in Kaduna on Monday.
The statement said the Kano Zone of ASUU comprising Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Bayero University Kano, Federal University, Dutse, Kano University of Science and Technology, Wudil, Kaduna State University, Sule Lamido University, Kafin Hausa and Yusuf Mataima Sule University, Kano, met on 7 August, 2022.
During the meeting, they deliberated on the intimidation meted on the ASUU members at KASU by the Government of Nasir Ahmed El-Rufai over the ongoing nationwide strike action embarked upon as directed by the National Union.
The governor had threatened to sack all academic staff that joined the strike action.
According to them, ASUU as a union had experienced similar threats in the past, and that had never deterred it from the patriotic struggles to salvage their public universities from imminent collapse.
The statement read, “It is therefore illogical for the government of Nasir El-Rufei to bluff that members of ASUU-KASU should either break away from the National strike or be sacked.”