“The moment they went on strike, we intervened, what is the manner again beyond that ? Even before the strike began, we called them to a meeting, what manner is more than that? It’s not like we left them to go on strike first and we were sleeping, as the talk started, they still went on strike.
“You can not allow one sector of the economy to hold you down and then blackmail you to go and borrow N1.2 trillion and our total income is around N6.1 trillion and we have roads to build, health centres and other sectors to take care of.
“I will tell the parents, everybody to go and beg ASUU like the President said the other time, those who know them should appeal to their sense of patriotism. The nation can not ground to a halt because we want to take care of the demands of ASUU”.
ASUU Strike has been extended again.
Newsone reports that the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has extended the prolonged industrial action embarked upon over five months ago by another four weeks.
This online news platform recalls ASUU Strike commenced on February 14, 2022, following the inability of the Federal Government to implement a Memorandum of Action (MoA) entered by the two parties in 2020.
Newsone Nigeria reports that ASUU President, Professor Emmanuel Osodeke in a statement on Monday, August 1, 2022, said the decision to further extend the strike was to enable the FG satisfactorily resolve all the outstanding issues raised.
The development was a sequel to an emergency meeting of the National Executive Council of the union held at the Comrade Festus Iyayi National Secretariat, the University of Abuja in Abuja, the nation’s capital on Sunday, July 31, 2022.
The statement reads in part, “Following extensive deliberations and taking cognizance of Government’s past failures to abide by its own timelines in addressing issues raised in the 2020 FGN/ASUU Memorandum of Action (MoA), NEC resolved that the strike be rolled over for four weeks to give Government more time to satisfactorily resolve all the outstanding issues.
“The roll-over strike action is with effect from 12.01 am on Monday, 1st August 2022”.