ASUU Set To Begin One-Month Warning Strike

ASUU Set To Begin One-Month Warning Strike.

After lengthy debates that lasted into the early hours of Monday, the National Executive Council, NEC, of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, agreed to go on a one-month warning strike to press the government on its demands.

A source at the meeting in Lagos told Vanguard in confidentially that the strike was called to allow the Federal Government to do what needed to be done, failing which the union will go on indefinite strike.

“We just want to give the government a long rope hoping that it would see the need to avoid a total paralysis of academic activities in the nation’s universities. We are parents too and have our children in the system but we cannot watch and allow the total collapse of education in the country.

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“Our agitation is in the interest of all and if the system is made better, we will all enjoy it. Prominent personalities in the country have waded into the matter but the government seems recalcitrant. Our National President would explain more when he briefs the press later today,” he said.

Remember that the union has been campaigning for a number of demands, including the payment of Earned Academic Allowance, the creation of a revitalization fund, and the replacement of the Integrated Personnel Payroll Information System, IPPIS, with the University Transparency and Accountability System, UTAS, among others.

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