ASUU Strike Latest News 2022
The Academic Staff Union of Universities has called for a “complete and comprehensive” strike.
Prof. Emmanuel Osodeke, the President of ASUU, announced the strike at a news conference on Monday.
Since Saturday, members of the union’s National Executive Council have been holding lengthy meetings at the University of Lagos dubbed “NEC for NEC.”
ASUU had educated and mobilized lecturers and students across the country on the reasons for the union’s likely strike.
The National Executive Council, NEC, of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, has voted to go on a one-month warning strike to press its demands on the government, following lengthy debates that lasted into the early hours of Monday.
The strike, according to a source at the conference in Lagos, is to give the Federal Government time to accomplish what it has to do, failing which the union will proceed on an indefinite strike.
We simply want to offer the government a long rope in the hopes that it will recognize the importance of avoiding a complete shutdown of academic activities in the country’s universities. We are also parents with children in the system, but we cannot stand by and watch while the country’s educational system crumbles.
“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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