The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has extended its ongoing strike for another 12 weeks.
The Academic Staff Union reached this decision after its National Executive Council meeting held on Sunday night at the University of Abuja.
Recall that the union declared an immediate “comprehensive and total” strike on Monday, February 14, 2022, for an initial four weeks, before extending for another 8 weeks on March 14, 2022.
In a statement titled ‘Update on ASUU roll-over strike’ read, signed by Prof. Emmanuel Osodeke, ASUU President, stated that the strike action was to take effect from Monday, May 9, 2022, to give the government ample time to resolve the issues raised.
The statement read, “After extensive deliberations, noting the Government’s failure to live up to its responsibilities and speedily address all the issues raised in the 2020 FGN/ASUU Memorandum of Action (MoA) within the additional eight-week roll–over strike period declared on 14th March 2022, NEC resolved that the strike be rolled over for twelve weeks to give Government more time to satisfactorily resolve all the outstanding issues.
“The roll-over strike action is with effect from 12.01 a.m. on Monday, 9th May 2022.”