The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), has announced the extension of its rollover strike by an extra 12 weeks. ayokinews.com reports
The decision was reached during an emergency National Executive Council (NUC) meeting at the ASUU Secretariat in Abuja on Monday.
The emergency meeting began on Sunday and finished early Monday morning, with major executives and branch chairmen in attendance.
ASUU’s two-month rollover strike, which began on March 14, 2022 and concluded today (May 9th), was given an extra 12 weeks extension by the NEC after the original agitation for an indefinite strike failed to solve the stipulated problems.
The continuous strike action by ASUU implies that government institutions across the country will continue to remain closed.
During the last meeting with the federal government negotiating team led by Prof. Nimi Briggs, ASUU officials walked out, although both sides are speculated to reconvene next week.
Among the demands made by ASUU are the non-implementation of the Memorandum of Action (MoA) signed with the federal government in 2020 on funding for the revitalisation of public universities (federal and state), renegotiation of the 2009 FGN/ASUU Agreement, and deployment of the University Transparency and Accountability Solution (UTAS).
Other demands are the implementation of earned academic allowances; state universities, promotion arrears, payment of withheld salaries, non-remittance of third-party deductions and acceptance of UTAS that ASUU technical team developed to replace the Integrated Personnel Payroll Information System (IPPIS).