The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has announced an extension of its ongoing strike by another four weeks.
The union made the announcement in a statement issued on Monday and signed by its National President, Emmanuel Osodeke, citing the failure of the Nigerian government to fulfill its promises and heed the call.
Signed by its President, Emmanuel Osodeke, the statement noted that the decision was taken during an emergency meeting of the union’s National Executive Council on Sunday at its headquarters located on the campus of the University of Abuja.
The union, however, thanked the leadership of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), affiliate unions and civil society organisations for trooping out to stage a nationwide protest between 26th and 27th of July.
ASUU declared a nationwide strike on February 14 over issues of poor welfare condition, failure to renegotiate earlier agreements signed and the alleged imposition of IPPIS by the government.
The union had announced a 12-week extension of the strike in May.