Despite Buhari Going Down On One Knee Pleading, ASUU Continues With Indefinite Strike


The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has announced that it will continue to embark on its indefinite strike action.

Punch reports that this was stated after the union met with the Federal Government at the Federal Ministry of Labour and Employment.

The president of the union Biodun Ogunyemi told reporters that the strike hasn’t been suspended. He said:

We have not suspended the strike, the discussion will continue at a later date. We are going back to our members for further consultation. FG gave us reaction to our proposals but there were still grey areas that we are trying to sort out.

Before the strike can be suspended, the most critical area that FG must address is revitalization. It is central to our academic work, unless that area is addressed, our members will still have issues. We are not demanding for ₦50bn, we are saying that the minimum that FG can release to reactivate revitalization fund is ₦50bn.

The Minister of Labour and Employment Chris Ngige who sat with the officials of the union said most of the issues have been resolved, but the officials of the union will have to meet with its members.

We did not take a long time than we anticipated. We have other commitments but the important thing is that we have made substantial progress. We have reached some agreements in seven areas. Most of the issues have been resolved but ASUU will need to consult its members and come with what they think.

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