The Academic Staff Union of Universities, popularly known as ASUU, on Monday, warned the Federal Government that attempts to reopen tertiary institutions without taking the very necessary steps to curb the spread of COVID-19 would be suicidal.

ASUU has warned that the federal government should be ready for all sorts of consequences following its plan to reopen tertiary institutions.

The above statements were made by the Lagos Zone of ASUU said this while addressing journalists at a press conference held at the Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye, Ogun State.

He warned that it is not enough to allow students back on the campus but that the preparedness for it is what matters the most.

According to the Coordinator who was flanked by the branch chairmen of the zonal and other officials, accommodations are inadequate, no facility on the ground to carry out physical distancing in large and crowded classes.

He added that water and electricity supply are not dependable in the universities.

He blamed years of neglect of both the education and health sectors in the country has resulted in inadequate infrastructure and lack of well equipped diagnostic, testing, treatment, and research laboratories in both sectors.

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