The strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has been extended for another three months.
This was revealed at the conclusion of the union’s National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting on Sunday in Abuja.
ASUU hinted that the strike will be prolonged a few hours after the meeting began, citing the government’s “unserious attitude.”
Following the union’s inability to negotiate an agreement with the Federal Government on university lecturers’ requests, the strike began on February 14, 2022, with a four-week entire and comprehensive warning strike.
The release of university revitalization money, renegotiation of the 2009 FGN/ASUU agreement, release of earned allowances for university lecturers, and deployment of the UTAS payment platform for the payment of university lecturers’ wages and allowances are among ASUU’s demands.
The union has declared another eight weeks of warning strike after the previous four weeks had expired, claiming that it was giving the government more time to address its concerns.