Academic staff union of the tertiary institutions has extended its ongoing asuu strike for a period of twelve weeks.
This was a statement made by president prof emmanuel osodeke who disclosed that the extension of the on-going warning strike is to give the federal government more time to resolve all outstanding issues.
He also disclose that the extension of asuu strike was effective from 12.01am, May 09, 2022.
This decision was taken after the National Executive Council meeting which began on sunday night at the Comrade. Festus Iyayi National Secretariat, University of Abuja.
The statement read, “After extensive deliberations, noting Government’s failure to live up to its responsibilities and speedily address all the issues raised in the 2020 FGN/ASUU Memorandum of Action (MoA) within the additional eight-week roll–over strike action period declared on 14th March 2022, NEC resolved that the strike will be rolled over for twelve weeks to give Government more time to satisfactorily resolve all the outstanding issues.”
The press men release titled, ‘Update on ASUU strike,’ read, “The National Executive Council (NEC) of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) held an emergency meeting on Sunday, 8th May 2022 at the Comrade. Festus Iyayi National Secretariat, University of Abuja, Abuja.
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It added that NEC noted with serious disappointment that the three-man Committee set up by the President and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria on 1st February 2022 to resolve the lingering issues between ASUU and FGN had not called a single meeting till date.
“NEC found the planned overseas trip organized by the Committee of Vice-Chancellors of Nigerian Universities’ Spouses (CVCNUS) despicable and condemnable. The advertised five-day conference in Istanbul is a waste of scarce resources of our universities; it is insensitive and provocative, particularly at a time like this when lecturers are denied their salaries for daring to struggle to improve the lot of our public universities.”