ASUU extends strike by 12 weeks to enable FG address issues


By Ngozi Nwankwo

Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, has extended its roll-over strike by three months.

The Union began the warning strike on February 14, 2022 to press home its demands and agreement entered with the Federal Government in 2009.

Confirming the extension, ASUU President, Mr Emmanuel Osodeke said the new development would allow more negotiations with the federal government in such a way that the issues will be resolved in more concrete terms.

Osodeke said that the extension was due to the Federal Government’s failure to implement the agreement entered with the union.

He also accused Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige for stopping ASUU members’ salaries and approved other Lecturers who are also members of ASUU.

The lecturers’ demands include funding of the Revitalisation of Public Universities, Earned Academic Allowances, University Transparency Accountability Solution,UTAS, and promotion arrears.

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