The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), has again extended the on going strike that has grounded academic activities in public universities since February 14, 2022, by four weeks.
The union communicated this information in a statement issued on Monday and signed by prof. Emmanuel Osodeke its National President. The union has blamed the federal government for this development, citing reluctance of the government to honour their long standing agreement.
ASUU revealed that the decision to extend the ongoing industrial action was made during an emergency meeting of the union’s National Executive Council (NEC) on Sunday at its headquarters in the University of Abuja.
The union, however, acknowledged with thanks, the support and solidarity of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), affiliate unions and civil society organisations for their massive turnout during the nationwide solidarity protest which took place on 26th and 27th of July.
ASUU accused the government of not showing commitment towards resolving their differences and said the four week extension is necessary to monitor the government’s eagerness to address their concerns.
The statement reads; “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 12.01a.m. on Monday, 1st August, 2022.”