The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has extended its ongoing warning strike for another two months, accusing the Federal Government of peddling lies and lack of interest in attending to ASUU’s requests.
This decision was taken at a prolonged meeting of the National Executive Council (NEC) of ASUU which started on Sunday and ended early Monday morning in its secretariat at the University of Abuja
Although the union has not made any public statement regarding the outcome of the meeting, a source told Vanguard that members resolved at the meeting held in an undisclosed location that the industrial action is extended for two more months.
The outcome of the meeting, the source said, was being drafted to be released in a statement to the media soon.
Another Source who is a member of the NEC and does not want to be quoted also made the same remark that a statement is currently being drafted by the leadership of ASUU and that as soon as it is ready, it will be distributed.
The source said: “Yes, we have extended the strike by eight weeks pending when the Nigerian government would find the university system worthy of the desired attention. A statement is currently being drafted to that effect. We will make it available soon.”