The Niger Delta University chapter of the Academic Staff Union of Universities has joined the ongoing nationwide strike declared by the union.
The Chairman of the chapter, Dr Stanley Oguon, said on Thursday that the move followed a resolution reached after the local union emergency congress.
ASUU had on Monday directed all its state chapters to go on an indefinite nationwide industrial action.
Oguon said in Yenagoa that although the university was preparing for its end of semester examinations, the lecturers believe in the genuineness of the ASUU struggle.
Meanwhile, a student of the university, Andy Micheal, has appealed to the Federal Government to dialogue with ASUU so as not to prolong the strike.
He said that any delay in the negotiation would be counterproductive to students and the nation’s education sector.