The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has declared a four weeks warning strike over the alleged failure of the federal government to meet its demands.
This followed the expiration a three-week ultimatum the union issued to the federal government to fulfil some of the agreements it made as far back as 2009 since November 15, 2021.
The strike is aimed at compelling the federal government to fulfill its obligations to Nigerian Universities.
Emmanuel Osodeke, President of the union disclosed this at a press conference on Monday after a two-day meeting of the union’s National Executive Council (NEC).
ASUU had last week, sensitised and mobilised its members and students across all Universities on the need to show understanding.
“We invite all lovers of education to join our struggle for a greater Nigeria. Nigerian politicians keep proliferating educational institutions without prioritising education.
“ASUU will not relent in its historic responsibility of advocating for an improved University system.
“This is because it holds the key to our collective prosperity and better future for our children and our children’s children; so, let us work together to fix it”.
Osodeke appealed to the Federal Government to call the Vice-Chancellor of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Prof. Eyitope Ogunbodede, to order over the unpaid Earned Academic Allowances of its members in the University.
“We have an agreed template with FG but the VC refused to pay. Failure to pay using that template is a misappropriation. He should be cautioned”, the ASUU president said.
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