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BREAKING: ASUU extends strike by another two months

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The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) on Monday announced that the strike action embarked upon by its members which has closed government-owned universities in the country, is to be extended for another two months.

This was disclosed by ASUU’s president, Emmanuel Osodeke, during a press briefing after the union’s National Executive Council (NEC) meeting held at the University of Abuja secretariat of the union.

Osodeke’s disclosure came after the expiration of its one-month warning strike, blaming the insincerity of the Federal Government for the current situation.

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“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 (MoA) within the four-week roll—over strike period and resolved that the strike be rolled over for another 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.

“The roll-over strike shall commence by 12.01 am on Monday, 14 March 2022,” the ASUU President stated.

The body further pilloried the FG over its nonchalant attitude towards the development of education in the country.

“NEC viewed Government’s response, so far, as a continuation of the unconscionable, mindless, and nonchalant attitude of the Nigerian ruling elite towards the proven path of national development which is education,” ASUU said.

The ongoing strike was due to issues arising from the government’s rejection of the University Transparency and Accountability Solution (UTAS), developed to replace the Integrated Personnel Payroll Information System (IPPIS) and the non-implementation of agreements reached with the union.

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