The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has ended a three-month strike.
The decision was taken at a meeting of the National Executive Council (NEC) held in Abuja on Sunday, May 8.
In a statement released after the meeting, ASUU President Emmanuel Osodeke said the extension would begin on Monday, May 9, 2022.
Osodeke said the extension was intended to give the government more time to resolve the issues satisfactorily.
“The NEC is shocked that public universities have been closed for nearly three months as political party members are busy buying interest forms and nomination forms worth millions of naira in preparation for the 2023 elections! Leaders returned to our damaged universities as they traveled between Europe and the United States to celebrate the graduation of their children and guards from international universities. This speaks volumes about the level of corruption, neglect and indifference to the interests of Nigeria and the parasitic political party,” the statement read.
“The NEC has opposed the federal government’s cavalier approach to strike action over the past 12 weeks. The government’s decision to use family as a weapon to undermine the collective resolve of ASUU members and embarrassing our country’s struggle to rebuild public universities in Nigeria is a bad idea and could be counterproductive.
“After extensive talks, note the failure of the government to assume its responsibilities and promptly address all issues raised in the FGN/ASUU 2020 Labor Agreement (MoA) within an additional eight-week strike period announced On March 14, 2022, the NEC decided to call off the strike for 12 weeks to give the government more time to respond to all important issues.The roll action takes effect from 12:01 a.m. Monday, May 9, 2022.
“The NEC has found the planned overseas trip organized by the Vice Chancellor of Couple of Nigerian Universities (CVCNUS) ridiculous and culpable. The announced five-day conference in Istanbul is a waste of our universities’ scarce resources; he was carefree and heroic, especially in a time like this when teachers received their salaries for having the courage to fight for greater progress in public universities. »