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Nigeria university lecturers extend strike by 8-weeks

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The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has extended its warning strike for another two months against the backdrop government failure to meet its demand.

The decision to extend the strike was taken at the union’s National Executive Council (NEC) meeting held in Abuja up to early Monday morning.

Although the union has not made any public statement regarding the outcome of the meeting, a source said that members resolved at the meeting held in Abuja that the industrial action is extended for two more months.

The memebr of the union noted that ASUU made the decision at its prolonged meeting of the National Executive Council (NEC), which started on Sunday and ended on Monday morning.

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The NEC meeting held at the union’s national secretariat at the University of Abuja.

The outcome of the meeting, the source said, was being drafted to be released in a statement to the media soon.

The NEC member noted the strike was extended by eight weeks pending the time the Federal Government will address the union’s demands.

It was learnt that two key issues that must be resolved before the union suspend its strike are: renegotiation of the 2009 FGN- ASUU agreement bordering on the working conditions of Nigerian academics and deployment of UTAS in the university system.

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