ASUU extends strike by 3 months

By Peter Usman://

The Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU has extended its strike by 12 weeks after an emagency meeting held on Sunday night.

The Union extended the strike following the Federal Government refusal to meet its demand after embarking on a 3 months warning strike.

The National President of ASUU, Prof. Emmanuel Osodeke, who confirmed the extension of the strike said the academic body took the decision at an emergency National Executive Council, NEC meeting held at ASUU Secretariat in Abuja.

The meeting which stated on Sunday, 8 May and ended during the early hours of Monday had in attendance principal officers and branch chairmen of the union.

Recall that ASUU had embarked on a one-month strike on February 14 over the failure of the Nigerian Government to honour the various agreements reached with them and later extended the strike by 2 months on the 14th of March.

According to the union, some of their demands are, the release of revitalisation 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.

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