ASUU To Embark On Nationwide Strike On Wednesday
ASUU To Embark On Nationwide Strike: The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has issued a one-week nationwide warning strike to commence as from Wednesday, November 16, 2016.
The resolve to embark on the industrial action was made known in a circular released after their NEC meeting on Saturday, November 12.
In the circular, the ASUU President, Biodun Ogunyemi, revealed that the rationale behind the warning strike was as a result of the refusal by the Federal Government to honour the agreement it signed with lecturers in November 2013.
The circular reads: “The NEC of our union at its meeting of 12th November 2016, declared a one-week warning strike beginning from 12.01 of Wednesday November 16, 2016 to 12noon of Tuesday 22 November 2016.
“For the avoidance of doubt, the one week warning strike is to compel the government to do the following:
“Funding for the revitalisation of public universities based on the ASUU-FG MoU of November 2013.
“Payment of Earned Academic allowances.
“Non-release of subvention to state Universities by their visitors.
“Shortfall in salaries leading to payment of fractions of staff salaries.
“Exemption of Universities from Treasury Single Account policy.
“The strike is to hold comprehensively, no teaching, no examination and no attendance statutory meeting of any kind.”