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What you need to know about the ASUU 1 month warning strike

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has declared a one-month warning strike.

ASUU meeting

President of the union, Emmanuel Osodeke, announced this at a press conference on Monday after a two-day meeting of the union’s National Executive Council (NEC). According to him, the industrial action, which begins immediately, is “comprehensive and total”.

He said, “We don’t like to see our students at home. We don’t want our academic calendars disrupted but our demands are not met”

Some of the lecturer’s demands include the revitalization of public universities, earned allowance, improved funding of state universities, and promotion arrears.

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 member.

Before now, the union had embarked on a sensitization campaign across campuses in the country, leading to lecture-free periods. ASUU also said the 2009 agreement reached with the Federal Government ought to be reviewed every three years. But the union said since the deal was renegotiated, the Federal Government has failed to sign and implement the contents.

2020 ASUU Strike

In 2020, ASUU had embarked on a nine-month strike over the government’s failure to honor its part of the deal. The lecturers, however, called off the strike after a series of meetings with the Federal Government.

Last FG vow

Following the suspension, the Minister of Labour, Employment and Productivity, Chris Ngige, vowed not to allow the lecturers to go on strike again.

The Minister said after last strike “I will not allow ASUU to go on strike because I have three biological children that suffered from this imbroglio that we found ourselves in and about 15 people on my scholarship in Nigerian universities”

But in November 2021, ASUU issued a three-week ultimatum to the government over the handling of the deal.

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