The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has declared a comprehensive, total and indefinite strike over federal government’s failure to meet its demands.
ASUU said the indefinite strike was meant to save public universities.
Emmanuel Osodeke, the president of the union made this known in a statement on Monday night.
Recall that the decision to continue the lingering strike was reached at the union’s National Executive Council, NEC meeting on Monday.
The extension of the strike coincides with the end of a 4-week roll over of the strike, which started on August 1.
Osodoke said it was compelled to carry out the action because it has “experienced a lot of deceit of the highest level in the last five and half years” from the federal government.
The statement reads in part;
Following extensive deliberations on government’s response to the resolution of 14th February, 2022 so far, NEC concluded that the demands of the union had not been satisfactorily addressed.”
” Consequently, NEC resolved to transmute the roll-over strike to a comprehensive, total and indefinite strike action beginning from 12.01a.m. on Monday, 29th August, 2022.”
”The National Executive Council (NEC) of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) held an emergency meeting at the Comrade Festus Iyayi National Secretariat, University of Abuja, Abuja on Sunday, 28th August, 2022. The meeting was called mainly to review developments since its last resolution that rolled over the nationwide strike action for another four weeks starting from 1st August, 2022.
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