ASUU Extends Strike by another 12 Weeks

 

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The President of Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Emmanuel Osodeke, has confirmed that ASUU has extended its ongoing strike by 12 weeks.

Osodeke told News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in a telephone interview on Monday in Abuja, that it extended its roll-over strike for another 12 weeks to enable the Federal Government address issues in concrete terms.

The ASUU leader said extension was due to the Federal Government’s failure to implement long-tme agreement entered with the union.

The union had embarked on a nationwide warning strike from Feb. 14 to press home its members’ demands. The strike has been extended twice – one was on March15 and the second on May 9. With the latest 12 weeks extending, the students will be sitting at home for 20 weeks.

The first warning strike started on Feb. 14 for four weeks and the second strike commenced on March 15 for another four weeks, while the third one is announced on May 9 for another 12 weeks.

Some of the union`s  demands include funding of the Revitalisation of Public Universities, Earned Academic Allowances, University Transparency Accountability Solution (UTAS) and promotion arrears.

Other demands are the renegotiation of 2009 ASUU-FG Agreement and the inconsistency in Integrated Personnel Payroll Information System.

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