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Nationwide strike imminent – ASUU
 
By: Abara Blessing Oluchi
Wed, 22 May 2024   ||   Nigeria,
 

The Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU has said it would soon declare a nationwide strike.

ASUU said it is about taking the decision over federal government’s refusal to meet its demands despite consistent appeals.

While addressing journalists on Tuesday during a news conference at the University of Lagos, the coordinator of the Lagos zone of the union, Prof. Adelaja Odukoya, said the union was fast losing patience over government’s insensitivity to the plight of its members and that of the public universities.

Odukoya said the only saving grace that could stop them from embarking on the proposed industrial action is for the federal government to do the needful fast.

He spoke against the backdrop of the union’s National Executive Council, NEC, meeting held at the Obafemi AwoĊ‚owo University, Ile-Ife, on May 11 and 12, 2024.

“Our union assessed the outcomes of its engagements with the state and federal governments over the last few months on matters pertaining to the status of developments around the renegotiated 2009 Agreement, payment of owed salaries and earned academic allowances (EAA), unremitted deductions made by the disruptive and discredited IPPIS, proliferation of universities, and a number of other matters.

“NEC also had a critical review of government policies and actions that had led to the present deteriorated living and working conditions across the country and in our universities, particularly,” he said.

 

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