Why we extended the warning strike for 8 weeks

The Union of Academic Staff of Universities (ASUU) extended its current warning strike for eight weeks.

The ASUU announced the extension of industrial action in a statement signed by its president, Emmanuel Osodeke.

In the statement posted on Twitter, the union said it made the decision because the federal government had not satisfactorily addressed all of the issues raised in the 2020 FGN/ASUU Memorandum of Action over the course of the four-week warning strike.

Osodeke noted that at its Sunday meeting, the union’s National Executive Council (NEC) had agreed to give the federal government an additional eight weeks to address all issues “in concrete terms.”


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“NEC recognized the efforts of intervention, in various ways, of patriots and friends of true national development (students, parents, journalists, labor leaders, civil society activists, etc.) to quickly resolve the crisis that the disposition of the government had allowed to fester.

“However, ASUU, as a union of intellectuals, has a historic obligation to hold governments to the agreements,” the statement said.

The statement underlined that the union expects the government to resolve all outstanding issues within the additional eight weeks to allow students to return to their studies as soon as possible.

The ASUU extended the warning strike at a meeting of its National Executive Council (NEC).

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The meeting, which began on Sunday, ended early Monday morning.

ICIR reported that a meeting in February between the federal government and the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) over the continuing ASUU strike ended in stalemate.