The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has extended its ongoing strike for another eight weeks. A month ago they declared a 30-day strike action in the first instance in its face-off with the Federal Government.
ASUU President, Professor Victor Emmanuel Osodeke, revealed this on Monday after an emergency meeting by the National Executive Council of the Union.
“NEC, having taken reports on the engagements of the Trustees and Principal Officers with the Government, concluded that Government had failed to satisfactorily address all the issues raised in the 2020 FGN/ASUU Memorandum of Action (MoA) within the four-week roll-over strike period and resolved that the strike be rolled over for another eight weeks to give Government more time to address all the issues in concrete terms so that our students will resume as soon as possible.”
“The roll-over strike shall commence by 12.01 am on Monday, 14th of March, 2022.”
According to him,
“NEC viewed Government’s response, so far, as a continuation of the unconscionable, mindless, and nonchalant attitude of the Nigerian ruling elite towards the proven path of national development which is education.”
He noted that the meeting was called to review developments since the Union declared a four weeks total and comprehensive roll-over strike action at the end of its NEC meeting at the University of Lagos, Akoka, Lagos on 12th-13th February 2022.