The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has decided to extend its ongoing strike after a series of heated discussions.
According to the PUNCH, the decision was taken after the National Executive Council meeting at the union’s headquarters at the University of Abuja on Monday morning.
Recall that the National Executive Council (NEC) of the striking Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) held a meeting in Abuja over the lingering strike.
The meeting, which started on Sunday night and slid into Monday morning, took place at its National Headquarters at the University of Abuja.
Members of NEC decided if they would call off the six-month strike or continue with the industrial action that entered the 196th day on Monday (today).
ASUU began its strike on February 14th.
The Union had embarked on the strike to compel the government to fulfill its numerous demands.
This includes the payment of earned allowances and salaries for lecturers, improved funding and maintenance for tertiary institutions. And also, the adoption of the University Transparency and Accountability system (UTAS) for salary payment instead of the government’s Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS), among others.