ASUU Strike: Union Extends Lingering Strike by Four Weeks

Osaretin Balogban

The Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU has decided to extend the lingering strike by four weeks after just concluding the previous five months’ strike.

The Union first declared the closure of public universities on February 14, 2022, because of the failure of the Federal Government to fulfill the Memorandum of Action (MOA) agreed upon by the two parties in 2020.

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Speaking on the new development, The National President of ASUU, Professor Emmanuel Osodeke said the Union decided to give the Federal Government time to resolve the issues between both parties.

In a statement by the Union’s President, he said: “Following extensive deliberations and taking cognisance of Government’s past failures to abide by its own timelines in addressing issues raised in the 2020 FGN/ASUU Memorandum of Action (MoA), NEC resolved that the strike be rolled over for four weeks to give Government more time to satisfactorily resolve all the outstanding issues.”

“The role-over strike action is with effect from 12.01 am on Monday, 1st August 2022”.

The decision was taken after an emergency meeting was conducted on Sunday by the National Executive Council of the same Union, held at the comrade Fetus Iyayi National Secretariat, University of Abuja.

Source: Daily Post

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