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ASUU extends strike for four weeks


The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) today extended its strike by another four weeks after 5 months of industrial action.

ASUU announced the decision at the end of its National Executive Council meeting at its National Secretariat in Abuja, explaining that it will give the Federal Government more time to meet its demands.

ASUU President, Prof Emmanuel Osodeke in a statement 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 168 day strike as at today, Monday, August 1, 2022 was embarked upon on February 14, 2022 over government’s failure to meets ASUU demands.

ASUU is insisting on the signing of the agreement reached with the Federal Government and its approval of the University Transparency Accountability System (UTAS) as a payment platform.

President Muhammadu Buhari had earlier directed the Minister for Education, Mr. Adamu Adamu to ensure that the ongoing strike is resolved in 2weeks after 5 months of Nigerian Students staying at home.

The directive which elapsed yesterday, July 31, 2022 has thrown students into confusion over the prolong stay at home.


The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) today extended its strike by another four weeks after 5 months of industrial action.

ASUU announced the decision at the end of its National Executive Council meeting at its National Secretariat in Abuja, explaining that it will give the Federal Government more time to meet its demands.

ASUU President, Prof Emmanuel Osodeke in a statement 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 168 day strike as at today, Monday, August 1, 2022 was embarked upon on February 14, 2022 over government’s failure to meets ASUU demands.

ASUU is insisting on the signing of the agreement reached with the Federal Government and its approval of the University Transparency Accountability System (UTAS) as a payment platform.

President Muhammadu Buhari had earlier directed the Minister for Education, Mr. Adamu Adamu to ensure that the ongoing strike is resolved in 2weeks after 5 months of Nigerian Students staying at home.

The directive which elapsed yesterday, July 31, 2022 has thrown students into confusion over the prolong stay at home.

Jimmy Jackson

Managing Editor with The Parchment, Social Political and Sport Presenter/Analysts

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