The Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, on Monday, said the Federal Government owned its Universities and can decide when to close and open the institutions.
ASUU Chairman, University of Ibadan, Professor Ayoola Akinwole, who stated this in Ibadan, said that the Union never shut down the Universities
He said her members would not be in classes but will continue to do their research and community services.
Akinwole said the Union is on strike with her members withdrawing their services from teaching, supervising and holding statutory meetings in line with the ongoing strike.
“We remain committed to our resolve to prosecute the strike and our members have resolved not to be caged by tyrannical orders. As you know, we have appealed the Industrial Court ruling.
“Our members will have nothing to do with teaching, supervision nor attend statutory meetings until our demands are met and the strike is suspended by the leadership of the union.”
He urged the Federal Government to do the needful and sign a renegotiated agreement with the union, and pay revitalisation funds and earned allowances, among others.