The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has commenced an indefinite strike across the nation, beginning Sunday August 13th, 2017.
According to ASUU President, Biodun Ogunyemi, the lecturers took the decision to declare the strike after deliberations at its National Executive Council (NEC) meeting held at the University of Abuja during the weekend.
The union recalled that it had to embark on a six month strike between July and December 2013 and the strike was suspended when government signed an MoU with the union.
ASUU further listed the outstanding issues with the Federal Government to include: payment of fractions/non-payment of salaries; non-payment of earned academic allowances, non-release of operational license of NUPEMCO; non implementation of the provisions of the 2014 pension reform act with respect to retired professors and their salaries,removal of universities staff schools from funding by government and funds for the revitalisation of public universities.
Edited from Daily Post