The Ibadan chapter of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) on Tuesday said the demands of the union are not self-serving but altruistic.
As contained in a release by its zonal coordinator, Professor Oyebamiji Oyegoke, the union said what it was pushing for was for repositioning of universities for greater efficiency in national development and technological advancement.
He added that what the union sought was massive and sustained funding for our universities; a reversal of apparent decay in the university system, and enhanced and competitive remuneration for overworked academic staff in Nigerian universities.
He asked Nigerians to join ASUU to ask the Federal Government of Nigeria to toe the path of honour by respecting the agreement it freely entered with our union.
He added that unless Nigerians join ASUU to struggle and deliver public-funded universities, children of the common man may find access to qualitative education difficult.