ASUU extends warning strike, says FG failed to address issues

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The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has extended its ongoing warning strike by eight weeks.
The extension follows the failure of the federal government to address the issues raised in the 2020 FGN/ASUU Memorandum of Action within the four-week warning strike.
President of ASUU, Emmanuel Osodeke, announced the extension of the strike in a statement on Monday.
He said the National Executive Council of the union, during its meeting on Sunday concluded that the federal government be given eight weeks to address all the issues “in concrete terms” so that students would resume.
The statement said, “NEC acknowledged the intervention efforts, in various ways, by patriots and friends of genuine national development (students, parents, journalists, trade union leaders, civil society activists etc.) to expeditiously resolve the crisis which Govemment’s disposition had allowed to fester.
“However, ASUU, as a union of intellectuals, has historic obligations to make governments honour agreements.
“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 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 12Am on Monday, 14th March 2022.”

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