ASUU Announces When it Will Take a Decision on Proposed Nationwide Strike

ASUU Announces When it Will Take a Decision on Proposed Nationwide Strike

  • Another industrial dispute may occur, if the demands of the Academic Staff Union of Universities are not met
  • The union is set meet in order to take a decision on the impending nationwide strike across Nigerian universities
  • Jamilu Shehu, ASUU zonal coordinator in charge of the Sokoto zone made the disclosure at a press conference

Katsina - The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) may embark on another nationwide strike across Nigerian universities.

The Punch reports that the union plans to meet on Saturday, December 18, to take a final decision on its proposed strike, among other things.

ASUU Nationwide Strike
ASUU is set to take a stand ahead of an impending nationwide strike. Photo credit: Abdulkhooliq Abdulkhooliq
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ASUU Sokoto zonal coordinator, Jamilu Shehu revealed this on Wednesday, December 15, while speaking in Katsina state.

Shehu called on the federal government not to drag Nigeria's educational sector to dark days of strike actions, adding that the agreement reached in Memorandum of Action should be urgently implemented.

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In a previous report by Premium Times, ASUU said the release of N55.5 billion to universities towards fulfilling parts of the Memorandum of Action signed may not be enough to stop an impending industrial action.

The union in a statement described the payment as “paltry of the billions of naira of owed revitalisation funds and earned academic allowance (EAA).”

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Earlier, reported that the leadership of ASUU on Wednesday, December 14, accused the Nigerian government of turning lecturers into menial workers.

Adelaja Odukoya, the coordinator of ASUU Lagos zone made the allegation while addressing journalists at the end of the union's zonal meeting held at the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Abeokuta, Ogun State.

Odukoya also alleged that the government is deliberately improvising university lecturers through its refusal to implement the memorandum of action signed with the union in 2020.

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Meanwhile, Nigerian students might have to spend more time home if the threat of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, Owerri Zone, is anything to go by.

The zone has threatened a total showdown with the Federal Government over the non-implementation of the 2009 agreement.

This was disclosed by the union in a press conference at the Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, on Monday, December 13.


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