BREAKING: ASUU TO CONTINUE THE OVER-SIX MONTHS STRIKE.
Written by AIGBOKHAEBHO OKHUELEIGBE on August 29, 2022
The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has resolved to sustain its nationwide strike, despite initial hopes that the industrial action will be called off.
This decision was reached at the end of the National Executive Council (NEC) meeting of the union which was held at its headquarters at the University of Abuja on Sunday.
Raypower FM was on the ground to monitor developments late Sunday evening but was told there will be no information till Monday morning.
At the conclusion of its meeting, it was learned that the union has resolved to extend the ongoing strike.
The extension coincides with the end of a 4-week rollover of the strike, which started on August 1.
While details of the meeting are still being expected, ASUU, it was learned, will also make its position clear on the “no work, no pay” stance of the federal government.
Recall, the ASUU strike began on February 14, 2022, to push for the renegotiation of the 2009 FGN/ASUU agreement, revitalization of funds and adoption of the University Transparency and Accountability Solution, UTAS, in place of the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System, IPPIS.