ASUU Extends Warning Strike

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has extended its warning strike for eight (8) weeks to give Government more time to address all the issues in concrete terms so that our students will resume as soon as possible. T

The National President of ASUU Professor Emmanuel  Osodeke who stated this after its National Executive Council (NEC) meeting held ASUU National Secretariat, University of Abuja, Abuja Said the roll-over strike shall commence by 12.01am on Monday, 14th March, 2022.

Professor Osodeke explained that the National Executive Council (NEC) of the Academic Staff Union of Universities held an emergency meeting on Sunday, 13th March 2022 to review developments since the Union declared four weeks total and comprehensive roll-over strike action at the end of its NEC meeting at the University of Lagos, Akoka, Lagos on 12th -13th February 2022.

He said the strike action came on the heels of the Government’s failure to satisfactorily implement the Memorandum of Action (MoA) it signed with the Union in December 2020 on funding for revitalization of public universities (both Federal and States), renegotiation of the 2009 FGN/ASUU Agreement, deployment of the University Transparency and Accountability Solution (UTAS), Earned Academic Allowances, State Universities, promotion arrears, withheld salaries, and non-remittance of third-party deductions.

He noted that the Union’s leadership has held some interactive meetings with agents of government in the last four weeks that the strike action had lasted, stressing However, that ASUU was disappointed that Government did not treat the matters involved with utmost urgency they deserved during the four-week period.

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