November 27, 2022

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has extended its ongoing strike by eight weeks following the inability of the Federal Government to satisfactorily address all the issues raised in the 2020 FGN/ASUU Memorandum of Action during the four-week warning strike.

ASUU President Emmanuel Osodeke disclosed this in a statement on Monday.

He said that the National Executive Council of the union at a meeting on Sunday decided to give the government eight weeks to address all the issues “in concrete terms” so that students would resume.

The statement read, “NEC acknowledged the intervention efforts, in various ways, by patriots and friends of genuine national development, students, parents, journalists, trade union leaders, civil society activists, to expeditiously resolve the crisis which•Govemment’s disposition had been allowed to fester.

“However, ASUU, as a union of intellectuals, has historic obligations to make governments honour agreements.

“NEC, having taken reports on the engagements 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-week roll-over strike period and resolved that the strike be rolled over for another eight weeks to give Government more time to address all the issues in concrete terms so that our students will resume as soon as possible.

 

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