BREAKING: ASUU Extends Strike By 12 Weeks

BREAKING: ASUU Extends Strike By 12 Weeks

The Academic Staff Union of () Monday morning extended the by 12 weeks.

The decision was taken in an National Executive Council () held in ASUU Secretariat in Abuja.

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

The two rollover strike declared in March 14, 2022 by ASUU ended today (May 9th), thus NEC felt the need to extend it by 12 weeks after initial for indefinite strike because of failure to the issues in contention.

The implication of the extension of the strike is that public universities would remain close.

It also stated that the roll-over strike was effective from 12.01 am, May 8, 2021.

In the last meeting with government negotiation by Prof. Nimi Briggs, ASUU officials worked out but there is indication that the both parties would next week.

ASUU’s demands include the non-implementation of the Memorandum of Action (MoA) signed with government in December 2020 on funding for revitalisation of public universities (both federal and states), renegotiation of the 2009 FGN/ ASUU Agreement and the deployment of the Transparency and Solution (UTAS).

Other outstanding issues are academic allowances; universities, promotion arrears, withheld salaries, non-remittance of third-party deductions and of UTAS that ASUU technical team developed to replace the Integrated Payroll Information System ().

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