The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has given the Federal Government a new three-week notice to resume the strike that was called off last year.
The Bauchi zone of the union stated that the Federal Government’s attitude toward the implementation of the 2009 agreement with it is forcing its members to go on indefinite strike.
Prof. Lawan Abubakar, the Zonal Coordinator, stated this at a press conference held on Tuesday in Jos.
On November 14, the union issued a three-week ultimatum to the government to do the necessary or face an indefinite strike. Last week, the ultimatum expired.
Notably, Professor Osodeke, President of the Union, stated that the government had simply ignored it.
Abubakar, represented by his immediate predecessor, Prof. Nanmwa Voncir, stated that the agreement was renegotiated in May 2020, but that the government has been apathetic about implementing it.
The coordinator advised the federal government to follow through on the 2009 agreement it reached with the union in order to avoid a strike by its members.
According to Abubakar, the government’s lax attitude toward addressing its demands will force the union to take drastic measures.