ASUU Strike Extended By 12 Weeks

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The Academic Staff Union of University (ASUU) has extended the ongoing strike by three months.

The academic body took the decision at an emergency National Executive Council (NEC) held at ASUU Secretariat in Abuja.

This was confirmed by the National President of ASUU, Prof. Emmanuel Osodeke who spoke to Newsmen on Monday morning.

The emergency meeting, which had in attendance principal officers and branch chairmen, started on Sunday and ended early Monday morning.

Accusing the Federal Government of being unserious, the union promised to intimate Nigerians on the outcome of its meeting.

ASUU had on Monday, February 14, 2022, announced a four-week total and comprehensive warning strike following the inability of the union and the Federal Government to reach common ground on the demands of university lecturers.

Some of ASUU’s demands include the release of revitalization funds for universities, renegotiation of the 2009 FGN/ASUU agreement, release of earned allowances for university lecturers, and deployment of the UTAS payment platform for the payment of salaries and allowances of university lecturers.

Following the expiration of the initial four weeks of the warning strike, the union had gone ahead to declare another eight weeks saying that it was giving the government more time to attend to its needs.

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