ASUU THREATENS FRESH STRIKE.

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) says it will embark on another round of industrial action following what it called government’s unwillingness to implement the MOU upon which the last strike action was suspended.

ASUU National President, Emmanuel Osodeke, who stated this after its National Executive Council (NEC) meeting at University of Abuja during the weekend, said government should be held responsible if it fails to address the issues within three weeks.

The union lamented that despite its meeting with the Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, on 14th October, 2021, on the outstanding issues including funding for revitalization of Public Universities, earned academic allowances, University Transparency Accountability Solution (UTAS) promotion arrears, renegotiation of 2009 ASUU-FGN agreement, and the inconsistencies in IPPIS payment, the issues are still lingering.

He called on all Vice-Chancellors, as the main drivers of the system, to join in this mission to safeguard the waning image of our universities, and further appealed to Nigerians to prevail on the Federal and State Governments to act fast to prevent another round of industrial crisis in Nigeria’s

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