Academic Staff Union of Universities(ASUU) has agreed to continue indefinite strike.
This decision was reached at the ASUU’s National Executive Council(NEC) meeting which started Sunday evening and ended on Monday morning at ASUU’s national headquarters, University of Abuja.
“Various chapters of ASUU have, sequel to the stalemate, held their congresses to take a position on the matter. And reports from across the country post an overwhelming resolution to press on with indefinite and total strike”, the statement reads.
Again, the hope of many Nigeria public universities students have been dashed.
ASUU had declared the commencement of a strike on Monday, February 14, 2022, at the University of Lagos. Today marked the 196th since the strike commenced.
Education ministry kicks
Earlier, the spokesperson of the Federal Ministry of Education, Ben Goong, in an interview with The PUNCH, explained that the government had taken all possible steps to end the strike.
He said, “As regards the next steps, the government has already inaugurated a committee to harmonise the IPPIS, UTAS, and UP3. This will ensure that the government will pay with only one payment platform that will harmonise all the technical peculiarities.
“If you bring some demands and almost 80% have been attended to, there is no need to drag the strike anymore.
“It is unreasonable for the strike to be lingering seeing as the government has worked towards fulfilling most of the demands.”