Fresh strike: ASUU to announce next line of action very soon

The umbrella body of university lecturers has said it would announce its next line of action when the ultimatum given to the Federal Government of Nigeria is over.

The body under the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) stated this on Monday.

ASUU had given the government a three-week notice on November 15, 2020 to meet the agreement reached with the union. The ultimatum expired on Sunday with the government meeting only one of the numerous demands.

This prompted the union executives to call a meeting to review the response of government to its demands.

ASUU to take action on strike

The union had vowed to embark on another industrial action of the government fails to address all pending issues including payment of earned allowances and funds for university revitalisation.

The ASUU national president, Emmanuel Osodeke, said the Nigeria government has only fulfill one of the union’s demands.

Osodeke said the Union will reach a conclusion after its executives meet with other members.

ASUU to announce next line of action on strike

He said, “We gave the federal government three weeks to meet our demands and out of all of them, they have only done one,” he said.

“So, we met yesterday to look at the situation and we’re going back to our members to tell us what to do next, which is the next phase of the struggle.”

When the ASUU president was asked when the union would disclose its next line of action, Osodeke said: “We’ll let you know. That would be announced very soon.”

In 2020, ASUU embarked on a nine-month strike to press home for their demands from the government.

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