The Academic Staff Union of Univerties(ASUU) have extended the ongoing strike by another 4 weeks. The extension is effective immediately.
The current strike has been on since February.
According to ASUU, the extension is to afford the government more time to satisfactorily resolve all the outstanding issues.
This was made known by President of ASUU, Prof. Emmanuel Osodeke, when he addressed members of the press on Monday.
This was part of the resolution reached at the emergency meeting of the National Executive Council of the union held at the Comrade Festus lyayi National Secretariat, University of Abuja, on July 31.
“The NEC meeting took place against the backdrop of government’s obligations as spelt out in the Memorandum of Action (MoA) it signed with ASUU on Dec. 23, 2020.
“Specifically, NEC recalled that government’s failure to conclude the process of renegotiating the 2009 FGN/ASUU Agreement, deploy the University Transparency and Accountability Solution (UTAS) and pay outstanding arrears of Earned Academic Allowances (EAA).
“Also government failed to release agreed sum of money for the revitalisation of public universities (Federal and States), address proliferation and governance issues in State Universities, settle promotion arrears, and release withheld salaries of academics.
“Also in the agreement is failure to pay outstanding third-party deductions led to the initial declaration of the roll-over strike on Feb. 14, 2022,” he said.