Breaking: ASUU Extends Strike By 12 Weeks


ASUU Reportedly Extends Strike By Two MonthsAcademic Staff Union of Universities has on Monday, May 9 extended its ongoing strike for another 12 weeks.

ASUU president, Prof. Emmanuel Osodeke, revealed the latest development in a statement this morning.

Recall that ASUU had on February 14 commenced a warning strike to press home some demands.

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Following extension of the strike and amid outcry for an end to the civil action, the union embarked on a meeting on Sunday.

Giving an update today, Osodeke said the extension of the strike is to give the government enough time to satisfactorily resolve all the outstanding issues.

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It also stated that the roll-over strike was effective from 12.01 am, May 8, 2021.

ASUU said it took this decision after its National Executive Council meeting which started on Sunday night at Comrade Festus Iyayi National Secretariat, University of Abuja.

At the meeting, ASUU accused the Federal Government of being unserious.

The lecturers asking the government to implement the Memorandum of Action signed in December 2020 on funding for the revitalisation of public universities.

Other demands are Earned Academic Allowances, renegotiation of the 2009 agreement and the deployment of the University Transparency and Accountability Solution among others.

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However, Federal Government has overtime claimed to have fulfilled some of these demands.

More details to come.

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