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ASUU Strike Extended By 12 Weeks as FG Fails to Meet Demands

ASUU Strike Extended By 12 Weeks as FG Fails to Meet Demands

  • The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has rolled over its ongoing strike by 3 months.
  • The union says that the ASUU strike was extended to give the government more time to iron out all outstanding issues.
  • Federal and State schools in Nigeria have been closed since the union declared a warning strike over disagreements with the government in February.

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) announced on Monday morning that the ongoing strike had been extended for another 12 weeks. The decision was conveyed in a statement that was released by the president of the union, Prof. Emmanuel Osodeke.

Prof. Osodeke claimed that the extension was implemented to give the government extra time to resolve all outstanding issues with the union. The rollover strike takes effect from Monday, May 9, 2022

ASUU said that the decision to extend the strike was taken after it held its National Executive Council meeting on Sunday night. The meeting took place at the Comrade Festus Iyayi National Secretariat, University of Abuja, and extended into the early hours of Monday.

The meeting was called to reveal developments since a rollover 8-week ASUU strike was declared by the union on 14th March 2022.

Read also: Nigerian University Students Protest Over Strike

Reason for the Strike

ASUU claims that the government has failed to effectively implement the Memorandum of Action (MoA) that was signed in December 2020 over the renegotiation of the 2009 FGN/ASUU Agreement.

ASUU’s president alleged that the committee that was set up by President Buhari on the 1st of February 2022 to resolve the issue has not called a meeting to date.

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