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ASUU plans for more serious action as first phase of strike ends today

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The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) may be proceeding on an indefinite strike following the expiration of its two months warning strike today.

This was disclosed on Sunday by the union, in an ongoing National Executive Council meeting in Abuja.

At the meeting, ASUU accused the Federal Government of failing the country and Nigerian students due to its lack of seriousness, stating that it would update Nigerians on the outcome of its meeting.

ASUU had in February this year, announced a four-week warning strike, which was extended by eight weeks in March. THis was after the government and the union could not reach a common ground on the demands of the university lecturers.

Some of the demands of ASUU include the release of revitalization funds for universities, renegotiation and implementation of the 2009 FGN/ASUU agreement, release of earned allowances for university lecturers, and deployment of the UTAS payment platform for the payment of remuneration of universities lecturers.

Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige, who is also a 2023 presidential aspirant under the platform of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, had in a statement on Friday, said the Federal Government would be meeting with ASUU on Monday to resolve the lingering issues.

 

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