The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has embarked on a “comprehensive and total” one month warning strike following the Federal Government’s inability to meet its demands.
The strike was declared by the President of ASUU, Prof. Emmanuel Osodeke, during a press conference on Monday, February 14, 2022.
The strike declaration comes in the aftermath of a two-day meeting of the Union’s National Executive Council (NEC).
According to him, the strike will commence on Monday and last for four weeks.
Some of ASUU’s demands include the revitalisation of public universities, earned allowance, improved funding of state universities, and promotion arrears.
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Others are the replacement of the Integrated Personnel Payroll Information System (IPPIS) with its own University Transparency and Accountability Solution (UTAS) in the payment of emoluments to its members.
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ASUU had informed and mobilised lecturers and students across universities nationwide on why the union might likely go on strike.
Speaking on Monday on the declaration of the strike, the ASUU President said the union is seeking the support of Nigerians and understanding of Nigerians as the industrial action commences.
“The NEC of our union has resolved to embark on a four-week total and comprehensive strike beginning from February 14,” Prof Osodeke declared.
“That’s the resolution of latest NEC meeting held on February 12 and 13. The patience of our members have been dragged beyond tolerable limit.
“The greatest asset of any nation is human capital. We, therefore, seek the understanding and support of all stakeholders to make the Nigerian government more responsible to issues of human capital development.”