ASUU extends strike for 4 weeks, 168 days into action

By Faith Igbudu

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) strike hits 168 days as the union has extended the action for four more weeks to give the Federal Government ample time to meet its demands.

The union took the decision at the end of its National Executive Council (NEC) meeting at its National Secretariat in Abuja on Sunday.

In a statement signed by its President, Prof. Emmanuel Osodeke, the union said: “Following extensive deliberations and taking cognisance of 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 Government more time to satisfactorily resolve all the outstanding issues.

“The roll-over strike action is with effect from 12.01a.m. on Monday, 1st August, 2022.”

Recall that on July 19, President Buhari gave the Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu two weeks ultimatum to resolve the lingering ASUU strike.

Also Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), in company of other unions on July 27, 2022 staged solidarity protest nationwide with ASUU.

ASUU began the action with a one month warning strike on February 14, 2022 over the non-implementation of the Memorandum of Action (MoA) it signed with the Federal Government and the insistence of the government on the adoption of the Integrated Payroll and Personnel information system (IPPIS) as payment platform for all federal workers.

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