Breaking News! ASUU Begins Indefinite Nationwide Strike


 

Breaking News! ASUU Begins Indefinite Nationwide Strike

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has commenced an indefinite nationwide industrial action.

The National President of the union, Dr. Biodun Ogunyemi, announced early today, Monday during a meeting of the National Executive Council (NEC) of ASUU in Abuja.

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He said during the strike, there shall be no teaching, no examination and no attendance of statutory meetings of any kind in any of the union’s branches across the country.

Dr. Ogunyemi further declared that a total, comprehensive and indefinite nationwide strike after a nationwide consultation with members at an emergency NEC meeting held on Saturday, August 12, 2017 will immediately begin.

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He explained in a statement issued after Saturday’s meeting that their decision followed the failure of the government to fully implement the 2009 FGN-ASUU Agreement and the 2013 Memorandum of Understanding.

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The ASUU president added that related demands made by the union were yet to be addressed as at the time of the meeting, which was why they decided to embark on an indefinite strike from Sunday, August 13, 2017.

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