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ASUU Extends Warning Strike For Another 8 Weeks, FG Reacts

ASUU Extends Warning Strike For Another 8 Weeks, FG Reacts

The Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, has extended its warning strike for another two months

The union reached the decision at its National Executive Council (NEC) meeting which started on Sunday night, March 13, and ended early Monday morning.

The NEC meeting was held at the union’s national secretariat at the University of Abuja.

A member of the NEC said a statement is currently being drafted by the leadership of ASUU and that as soon as it is ready, it will be distributed, Vanguard reports.

The source said:

“Yes, we have extended the strike by eight weeks pending when the Nigerian government would find the university system worthy of the desired attention. A statement is currently being drafted to that effect. We will make it available soon.”

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Reacting to this decision, the Minister of State for Education, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, while speaking to newsmen at the end of the commemoration of the 2022 Commonwealth Celebration in Abuja on Monday, March 14, said the government has met all the needs of ASUU.

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Nwajiuba added that all earned allowances, as well as revitalization funds, had been released.

In his words:

“ASUU announced and we met and everything that they have demanded, we have done all of them including the earned allowances and the revitalisation fund; they choose to extend it for two months may be.”

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