The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has given the Federal Government a three-week ultimatum to fulfill its outstanding demands or its members will embark on a fresh strike.
This was disclosed by the National President of the Union, Professor Emmanuel Osodeke, at the University of Abuja on Monday, where the Senior Staff Association of Universities (SSAU) and the Non-Academic Staff Union of Universities (NASUU) met to deliberate on their next moves over the failure of the Federal Government to meet the union’s demands.
“We are giving the Federal Government a three-week ultimatum, if after three weeks they don’t meet our demands, we will be going on strike. We believe we have tried enough by giving them enough time,” Osodeke said.
ASUU’s last strike lasted from March 2020 till December 2020, with both parties (ASUU and the FG) reaching an agreement which led to the suspension of the strike on December 24 2020.
The was agreement reached based on some promises by the government to fulfill the union’s demands ranging from payment of earned allowances, introduction of the UTAS platform for University workers, payment of revitalization fund for Universities, among others.