The Academic Staff Union of Universities has extended its ongoing strike by eight weeks as the Federal Government has failed to adequately address all the issues raised in the 2020 FGN/ASUU Memorandum of Action within the four-week warning strike.
The President of the union, Emmanuel Osodeke, who made this known in a statement to newsmen on Monday said during their meeting on Sunday they concluded that they would give the FG eight weeks to address all the issues “in concrete terms” so that students would resume.
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The statement read: “The National Executive Council (NEC) of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) held an emergency meeting on Sunday, 13th March 2022
at the Comrade Festus lyayi National Secretariat, University of Abuja, Abuja.
“The meeting was called to review developments since the Union declared a four weeks total and comprehensive roll-over strike action at the end of its NEC meeting at the University of Lagos, Akoka, Lagos on 12th 13th February, 8 2022.
“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 etc.) to expeditiously resolve the crisis which Government’s disposition had allowed to fester.
He noted that the roll-over strike shall commence by 12 0’clock am on Monday, 14th March 2022.