Why we extended strike by eight weeks – ASUU
Due to the Federal Government’s failure to adequately address all of the problems mentioned in the 2020 FGN/ASUU Memorandum of Action during the four-week warning strike, the Academic Staff Union of Universities has prolonged its strike by eight weeks.
Emmanuel Osodeke, the union’s president, announced this in a statement sent to the reporters on Monday.
According to Osodeke, the National Executive Council decided on Sunday to allow the FG eight weeks to resolve all of the concerns “in concrete terms” so that lectures could resume.
The statement partly read, “NEC acknowledged the intervention efforts, in various ways, by patriots and friends of genuine national development (students, parents, journalists, trade union leaders, civil society activists etc.) to expeditiously resolve the crisis which Government’s disposition had allowed to fester.
“However, ASUU, as a union of intellectuals, has historic obligations to make governments honour agreements.
“NEC, having taken reports on the engagements of the Trustees and Principal Officers with the Government, concluded that Government had failed to satisfactorily address all the issues raised in the 2020 FGN/ASUU Memorandum of Action within the four-week roll-over strike period and resolved that the strike be rolled over for another eight weeks to give Government more time to address all the issues in concrete terms so that our students will resume as soon as possible.
“The roll-over strike shall commence by 12.Olam on Monday, 14th March 2022.”
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