The Academic Staff Union of Universities has instructed its members nationwide to commence a one-month additional warning effect strike to begin from Wednesday, November 23 to protest the non-implementation of its 2009 agreement with the Federal Government.
The union stated that the strike action will be “total and comprehensive”, adding that there would be no teaching, examinations and attendance of meetings in any of its branches while the strike lasted.
Reports also noted that the union would be going on strike over part payment of salaries, non-payment of subventions and the inability of the Federal Government to provide funds for the revitalisation of public varsities, among other reasons.
The National President of ASUU, Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, while unfolding the plans for the protest, at a press conference after its emergency National Executive Council meeting in Abuja, on Monday, said several efforts to get the government to respect the terms of their agreement has proved abortive.
This failure puts ASUU leadership in a severe difficulty responding to enquiries from members of the union about the state of affairs in our engagement with the Federal Government. Following a nationwide consultation with our members, the NEC of ASUU rose from its meeting on Sunday, November 20 with a resolution to embark on a one- week warning strike starting from Wednesday November 23 2016.