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ASUU Extends Strike For Two Months

The Association of University Teachers of Nigeria (ASUU) has announced that it has extended the strike by eight weeks (2months) as a result of lack of agreement with the government in meeting their demands.

It could be recalled that the Union went on strike over what is being described as a failure by President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration to implement a previous agreement on improving the quality of university education in the country.

Prof. Abdulkadir Muhammad Danbazau, an official with ASUU, says that the decision to extend the deadline is to enable the government to reach a consensus, so that they do not have to go on strike again in the future. Meaning that the Federal Government is given another chance to fulfil their promise and meet up with the demands of the Union in the next two months.

He said that eight weeks(2months) is enough for the current government to take appropriate action. ASUU sees the strike as the last resort to force the Nigerian government to meet its demands. The Union, ASUU has been on strike for a month since Monday, February 14, 2022.

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The Union strikes in Nigeria have had several  effects on students who find themselves in a opprobrious situation, which is why some believe the union should change its approach to the conflict with the government and not necessarily through strikes. There have been about 15 successful strikes sine the 1999 presidential constitution owing to Federal Government failure in fulfilling promises.

It’s popular stated that “if two powerful elephants are fighting, it’s the grass in the field that gets affected” this is the case of students in Nigeria as strike looms all the time truncating and traumatizing the economy system of Nigeria and the education of Nigerian students. We hope for a better Nigeria free of strike.

We urge students to prayerfully and hopefully await positivity in the next 2months.

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