Sequel to what it called the failure of the Federal Government to implement an agreement signed with the union, the Academic Staff Union of Universities has expressed its readiness to embark on another round of industrial action.
The union is giving the government till month end (Tuesday) to reach out or it will activate the procedure of embarking on strike.
The union’s President, Prof. Emmanuel Osodeke, who disclosed this to newsmen on Sunday, said that the FG no longer picked its calls.
The union had in March 2020, embarked on a strike following its disagreement with the FG over the funding of the universities and the ineffectiveness and discrepancies around the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System and others.
However, ASUU developed the University Transparency and Accountability Solution to replace IPPIS and had several meetings with the Ministries of Finance, Education, Labour and Employment, and the Office of the Accountant General of the Federation before it was approved but yet to be implemented.
Likewise, the FG and ASUU signed an agreement aimed at resolving some of the demands of ASUU, a development that led to the suspension of the strike on December 24, 2020.
This threat is coming after the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) embarked on an indefinite strike on Monday, August 2.
The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA),has also shown solidarity for the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) over the ongoing nationwide strike.
In a statement jointly signed by its President, Professor Innocent Ujah, and Secretary-General, Dr Philips Ekpe, the Medical Association said the Federal Government should resolve all pending issues with NARD within 21 days in the interest of all concerned.
The NMA released the statement on Sunday, August 29, after the executive arm of the association held a National Executive Council (NEC), meeting between August 22 and August 28 in Benin.