The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) on Monday extended its ongoing strike by another four weeks.
This was announced in a statement
after its National Executive Council(NEC) meeting.
According to the statement, after thorough deliberation and taking cognizance of the government’s past failures to promises and its timelines in responding to issues raised in the 2020 Federal Government of Nigeria (FGN)/ ASUU Memorandum of Action (MoA), the NEC has decided to roll over the strike action by another four weeks to give room for the resolution of all outstanding issues.
The union had also noted that there is no progress made as the minister of education has not contacted them.
This is over five months since ASUU had been on strike and an attempt to resolve issues with the union has proved abortive despite the committee set up by the FG to negotiate the 2009 agreement.
The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) had embarked on a two-day protest from 26th to 27th July in solidarity with ASUU as it urged the FG to resolve issues immediately with the union so that students of public universities can resume classes.