ASUU Set To Take Fresh Decision On Strike

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The Academic Staff Union of Universities‘ National Executive Council is expected to meet on the 1st of August, 2022 over the lingering strike.

The council members are meeting to decide on whether to suspend or continue with the strike which enters its 155th day on Tuesday (today).

Recall that ASUU on the 14th of February, 2022 embarked on strike following the failure of the federal government to attend to its demands.

The Chairman of ASUU, Federal University of Technology, Minna chapter, Dr. Gbolahan Bolarin who spoke with Punch confirmed that the meeting will be held in the first week of August.

According to Bolarin, the meeting would be held either on July 30 or August 1, 2022.

ASUU had complained about the failure of the federal government to approve the deployment of the Universities Transparency Accountability System (UTAS).

The union had also insisted on the release of the White Paper of the visitation panels to universities and the release of revitalisation funds for the development of universities, among others.

Bolarin, however, rule out the possibility of suspending the strike ahead of the meeting.

He noted that the federal government has not brought anything to the table that can lead to such decision.

Bolarin said, “We are not even at a point to vote on continuation or not because there is nothing from the Federal Government yet.

“The NEC will be holding its meeting early next month (August). That should be August 1. The meeting might even be on July 30.”

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