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Lingering Strike: ASUU To Meet August 1

The National Executive Council of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) will convene in the first week of August 2022.

According to information obtained by our correspondent, the conference will decide whether to stop or prolong the strike, which will mark its 155th day on Tuesday (today).

On February 14, 2022, ASUU began its industrial action because, in its words, the government had not responded to certain of its requests.

Dr. Gbolahan Bolarin, the chapter chairman of ASUU at the Federal University of Technology in Minna, confirmed the meeting’s date and time to our correspondent on Monday.

The summit will take place on either July 30 or August 1, 2022, according to Bolarin.

READ MORE: Aviation Unions Warn FG Over ASUU, Join Solidarity Strike

The government had been warned by ASUU not to allow the deployment of the Universities Transparency Accountability System and to allow tertiary institutions to proliferate.

In addition, the union had pushed for the publication of the White Paper of the panels that would tour institutions as well as the provision of cash for revitalizing universities.

Recently, the union was accused of entering into an unfair arrangement with the Federal Government through the Prof. Nimi Briggs committee by Chris Ngige, minister of labor and employment.

Bolarin, however, ruled out the idea of the strike being put on hold before to the NEC meeting.

He claims that the administration has not presented any information that could have influenced this choice.

“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,” he said.

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The National Executive Council of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) will convene in the first week of August 2022.

According to information obtained by our correspondent, the conference will decide whether to stop or prolong the strike, which will mark its 155th day on Tuesday (today).

On February 14, 2022, ASUU began its industrial action because, in its words, the government had not responded to certain of its requests.

Dr. Gbolahan Bolarin, the chapter chairman of ASUU at the Federal University of Technology in Minna, confirmed the meeting’s date and time to our correspondent on Monday.

The summit will take place on either July 30 or August 1, 2022, according to Bolarin.

READ MORE: Aviation Unions Warn FG Over ASUU, Join Solidarity Strike

The government had been warned by ASUU not to allow the deployment of the Universities Transparency Accountability System and to allow tertiary institutions to proliferate.

In addition, the union had pushed for the publication of the White Paper of the panels that would tour institutions as well as the provision of cash for revitalizing universities.

Recently, the union was accused of entering into an unfair arrangement with the Federal Government through the Prof. Nimi Briggs committee by Chris Ngige, minister of labor and employment.

Bolarin, however, ruled out the idea of the strike being put on hold before to the NEC meeting.

He claims that the administration has not presented any information that could have influenced this choice.

“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,” he said.

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