ASUU Further Shuts Varsities Till August

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Nigerian universities students will remain at home for additional three months following the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU’s) extension of its strike.

The National President of ASUU, Prof. Emmanuel Osodeke confirmed this after the body’s emergency National Executive Council (NEC) meeting, which ended in the early hours of Monday in Abuja.

The union had embarked on a one-month strike on February 14 over the failure of the Nigerian government to honor the various agreements reached with them in 2019.

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

Following the expiration of the initial four-week warning strike, the union had gone ahead to declare additional eight weeks of industrial action, saying that it was giving the government more time to attend to its needs.

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