BREAKING NEWS: Once again, ASUU Extends Warning Strike again by 4 Weeks

ASUU strike update today

Latest information reaching us today, is that the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has extended the ongoing strike again by four weeks, adding this extra four (4) weeks, will make the ASUU warning strike which commenced February 14th, 7 months old.

Speaking on this extension, the President of ASUU, Prof Emmanuel Osodeke, disclosed that this warning strike takes immediate effect on August 1st. Stating that the ASUU union has given the federal government ample time to resolve all outstanding issues with the lecturers.

The statement reads:

“Following extensive deliberations and taking into account, the awareness of the Nigeria federal government’s past failures to abide by its own timelines in addressing issues raised in the 2020 FGN/ASUU Memorandum of Action (MOA), NEC resolved that the strike be rolled over for four weeks to give the federal government, more time to satisfactorily resolve all the outstanding issues. The roll-over strike action is with effect from 12.01 am on Monday, 1st August 2022.

“We called an emergency meeting of the National Executive Council of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), and gathered at the Comrade Festus Iyayi National Secretariat, University of Abuja, Abuja, on Sunday, 31st July 2022. The meeting was called to review developments since NEC’s resolution to extend its roll-over strike action by another 12 weeks, which was put into effect in May, 2022.

“The National Executive Council (NEC) meeting took place against the backdrop of government’s obligations as spelt out in the Memorandum of Action (MOA) the federal government signed with ASUU on 23rd December 2020. Specifically, NEC recalled the government’s failure to conclude the process of renegotiating the 2009 FGN/ASUU Agreement, which includes

  • Deploying the University Transparency and Accountability Solution (UTAS),
  • Paying all outstanding arrears of Earned Academic Allowances (EAA),
  • To release the agreed-to sum of money for the revitalization of public universities (including both Federal and state),
  • Address proliferation and governance issues in State Universities,
  • Settle promotion arrears,
  • Release withheld salaries of academics,
  • Payment of all outstanding third-party deductions.

These are the issues which led to the initial declaration of the roll-over strike on 14th February 2022.

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