ASUU Threatens To Strike Again, Issue Three Weeks Ultimatum To FG


President Muhammadu Buhari-led government has been given a three-week ultimatum by the Academic Staff Union of Universities over failure to fulfill lingering demands.

This is coming after members of the Senior Staff Association of Universities and the Non-Academic Staff Union of Universities met to decide its next plan over the failure of the Federal Government to answer to its demands.

The Federal Government last year had signed a memorandum of understanding with the unions promising to fulfill demands ranging from payment of earned allowances, introduction of the UTAS platform for University workers, payment of revitalization fund for Universities among others.

The National President of ASUU, Prof Emmanuel Osodeke, while speaking at the University of Abuja, condemned the Federal Government over its failure to attend to the needs of the union which has left them with no choice.

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He said: “We are giving the Federal Government a three week ultimatum, if after three weeks they don’t meet our demands, we will be going on strike.

“We believe we have tried enough by giving them enough time.”

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