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ASUU confirms extension of strike by 12 weeks

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The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) President, Mr Emmanuel Osodeke, has confirmed that ASUU has extended the strike by 12 weeks.

The News Agency of Federal Republic of (NAN) reports that extension will by another 12 weeks, will make it 20 weeks students will stay in home.

Osodeke told NAN in a telephone interview on Monday in Abuja, that it extended its roll-over strike for another 12 weeks to enable the Federal address issues in concrete terms.

He said that the extension was due to the Federal Government’s to implement the entered with the union.

NAN reports that the union had embarked on a nationwide warning strike from Feb. 14 to press home its ’ demands.

The first warning strike started on Feb. 14 for four weeks and the second strike commenced on March 15 for another four weeks, while the third one is announced on May 9 for another 12 weeks.

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

Others are the renegotiation of 2009 ASUU-FG Agreement and the inconsistency in Integrated Personnel Payroll Information .

NAN recalls that the union during its last National Executive () meeting noted that it was disappointed that government had not treated the with utmost urgency they deserved and as of a reasonable, responsive, and well-meaning administration.

“NEC viewed government’s response so far as a continuation of the unconscionable, mindless and nonchalant attitude of the Nigerian ruling elite toward the path of the national development which is education.

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“NEC, having taken reports on the of the trustees and principal officers with the government concluded that government had failed to satisfactorily address all the issues raised in the 2020 FGN/ASUU Memorandum of Action within the four-weeks-roll over strike period.

“NEC resolved that the strike be rolled over for another eight weeks to give government more to address all the issues in concrete terms so that government will resume as soon as possible, ”it said.

-NAN

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