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STRIKE: ASUU May Extend Strike For Another 16 Weeks, As Govt Has No Feelings, ASUU President

ASUU, The Academic Staff Union of Universities has disclosed that its lingering strike action may not elapse soon due to failure in the federal government path of agreements.

However, may be extended to another 16 weeks till demands are met.

Professor Emmanuel Osodeke, the union chairman reveals this in an interview, well monitored at the weekend disclosed that if the federal government failed to address the issue at end of its two months roll over strike, the Union National Executive Council NEC would again meet, to take decision to rerun a 16-week roll-over strike.

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He further lamented that the federal government has shown apathy on the country’s education sector, and does not care about the students and parents plight because they don’t send their children to schools here in the country.

The ongoing strike action started on the 14th of February, 2022 after the union announced it decision, now on it seventh week.

According to Prof. Osodeke, the union president , “At the end of these two months, we will meet, evaluate the situation and if the government has not done anything, my congress will also advise that we should roll over the strike again. Maybe for 16 weeks.”

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He added that “This is what we’ve been saying since the beginning. These people don’t have any feelings for the Nigerian students or their parents, and they have no feelings for the system just because their children are not here.

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“If their children were students here, they would’ve taken action long ago, solved the problem, and then schools resume. They have just made it clear now that they don’t care about these children,”

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