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BREAKING: ASUU extends strike again after six months

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has decided to extend its ongoing strike which has lasted for six months.

According to reports, the decision was taken after the National Executive Council (NEC) meeting at the union’s headquarters at the University of Abuja on Monday morning, August 29, 2022.

Recall that the ongoing ASUU strike started February 14 and three weeks ago, extended it for another four weeks that terminated today, Monday, August 29, 2022.

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The union is demanding the release of revitalisation funds for universities, renegotiation of the 2009 FGN/ASUU agreement, release of earned allowances for university lecturers, and deployment of the University Transparency and Accountability Solution (UTAS).

Following a meeting with the union two weeks ago, the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu said every demand of the union has been met, except that its members won’t receive arrears of the strike period.

The union has also insisted on not calling off the lingering strike until the arrears are settled.

Earlier, the 123 branches of the union have completed their congresses. Reports had it that the congresses voted for the extension of the strike should the federal government insist on no arrears payment.

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