The Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, has extended its warning strike for another two months, owing to the federal government’s failure to address its concerns.
The decision to extend the strike was taken at the union’s National Executive Council, NEC meeting held in Abuja last night.
Many university students have taken to Twitter and other social media platforms to react to the eight-week extension.
While some are lamenting the possible effects of the strike on their academic progress, many have jumped on side hustles and jobs to pass the time.
See some of the reactions below;
Below is the outcome of the meeting released to the media:
“ASUU NEC met on Sunday the 13th of March, 2022 to evaluate the response of the Federal Government of Nigeria to the outstanding issues of the review of our conditions of service and the deployment of UTAS amongst other issues for which our Union had declared a one-month rolling strike to compel the Federal Government to act on.
“At the close of the meeting, NEC was convinced that the Federal Government had not done anything tangibly sufficient to warrant the suspension of the strike. So NEC resolved to roll it on for an additional eight (8) weeks with effect from midnight of Sunday the 13th of March, 2022 to provide the Federal Government enough time to fulfil the timelines they have set for the resolution of the issues.
“For the avoidance of doubt, the strike remains total and comprehensive. Consequently, there shall continue to no teaching, supervision, statutory meetings (Faculty/College/Departmental Board, or Senate), inaugural lectures, convocation and matriculation ceremonies.
“Congress shall be convened at 9:00 on Tuesday the 15th of March for the communication of the details of NEC deliberation.
“The Union counts on everyone of us.
“WE SHALL OVERCOME!”
Yours in the struggle,
Ray N. Chikogu