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ASUU Meeting Today: ASUU Strike Update 14 May 2022, Today

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2022 Today: The Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, may suspend its ongoing industrial action soon, NGNEWS247 learnt.

A member of the union, who spoke with our correspondent on condition of anonymity, said the striking lecturers are currently considering suspending the three months strike.

According to him, the suspension may last for just three months, saying that negotiations with the Federal Government would continue during the grace period.

He said the failure of the government to meet the demands of within the three months would lead to an indefinite strike.

This is coming a few hours after President Muhammadu Buhari appealed to the union to consider the suffering of students and call off the strike.

The union commenced a warning strike on February 14 over the inability of the Federal Government to meet its demands and implement some agreements the two parties entered into previously.

The industrial action was on Monday, May 9, extended by another 12 weeks, which is expected to elapse on August 9.

ASUU Meeting Today Update

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has rejected the plea to back down from its ongoing strike.

The union, which met with Federal Government officials at the Presidential Villa in Abuja, on Thursday night, maintained its stance on the industrial action.

Prof. Ibrahim Gambari, Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, had invited the union to a meeting at Aso Rock.

Chris Ngige, Minister of Labour attended the meeting which ended without a truce.

Prof Emmanuel Osodeke, Chairman of the Union, accused the Federal Government of withholding the salaries of lecturers so as to force them to return to classrooms.

He stated the resolve of the union to carry on with the strike until their demands were met.

ASUU had, on Monday, extended its roll-over strike which started on February 14 by another 12 weeks.

Why ASUU On Strike

Its demands include the funding of the revitalisation of public universities, the Earned Academic Allowances, the University Transparency Accountability Solution (UTAS) and promotion arrears.

Others are the renegotiation of 2009 ASUU-FG Agreement and the inconsistency in Integrated Personnel Payroll Information System.

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President Muhammadu Buhari had appealed to the union to end the strike in the interest of the students and the nation.

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