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2017 – ASUU Has Gone on Indifinite Strike For Many Reasons

According to information reaching us, the academic staff union of universities (ASUU) has just declares Indefinite Strike Over Unresolved, Contentious Issues with the Federal government. If you remember, there are lot of outstanding issues that were yet to conclude the last time we experienced ASUU strike. This has resulted to another industrial action again.

The National President of the union, Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, announced
this on Monday during a meeting of the National Executive Council of
ASUU in Abuja.

Ogunyemi said, “our members across the country
were getting increasingly frustrated, distracted and disenchanted. It
became evident that their patience had been tasked beyond reasonable
limits and government’s insensitivity imposed severe burden on the
leadership of the union

“Consequently, based on a nationwide
consultation with our members, an emergency meeting of the National
Executive Council (NEC) of ASUU rose on Saturday, 12th August, 2017 with
a resolution to embark on an indefinite strike action starting from
Sunday, 13th August 2017.

“The nationwide action is total and
comprehensive. During the strike there shall be no teaching, no
examination and no attendance of statutory meetings of any kind in any
of our branch.

Ogunyemi listed the outstanding issues with the
Federal Government to include: payment of fractions/non-payment of
salaries; non-payment of earned academic allowances, non releases of
operational license of NUPEMCO; non implementation of the provisions of
the 2014 pension reform act with respect to retired professors and their
salaries, removal of universities staff schools from funding by
government and funds for the revitalisation of public universities.

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