ASUU extends strike by 8 weeks

Written by on March 14, 2022

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) says it will continue its roll-over strike for another eight weeks to enable the Federal Government address issues in concrete terms.

The ASUU President, Mr Emmanuel Osodeke, said this in a communiqué issued at the end of its National Executive Council emergency meeting on Monday in Abuja.

Osodeke said the roll-over strike shall commence by 12.01a.m on Monday, March 14.

The union had embarked on a nationwide warning strike to press home its members’ demands from Feb.14 .

The lecturers’ demands include funding of the Revitalisation of Public Universities, Earned Academic Allowances, University Transparency Accountability Solution (UTAS) and promotion arrears.

Others are: the renegotiation of 2009 ASUU-FG Agreement and the inconsistency in Integrated Personnel Payroll Information System (IPPIS).

According to Osodeke, NEC noted that the the union’s leadership had held some interactive meetings with agents of government in the last four weeks that the strike had lasted.

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