Strike Looms Again As ASUU Issues Three-week Ultimatum Over Lingering Demands

Victor Osodeke
ASUU President Victor Osodeke

The Academic Staff Union of Universities gave the Federal Government an ultimatum of three weeks on Monday over failure to fulfill lingering demands.

Following a strike that lasted for several months last year, the Federal Government had signed a memorandum of understanding with ASUU promising to fulfill demands ranging from payment of earned allowances, introduction of the UTAS platform for University workers, payment of revitalization fund for Universities among others.

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The National President of the Union, Professor Emmanuel Osodeke, who spoke at the University of Abuja on Monday, lamented the failure of the Federal Government to attend to the needs of the union which has left them with no choice.

“We are giving the Federal Government a three week ultimatum, if after three weeks they don’t meet our demands, we will be going on strike.

“We believe we have tried enough by giving them enough time.”

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