Hopes that the ongoing strike by members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, would be called off today have been dashed following the extension of the industrial action.
ASUU has been on strike since February this year over unresolved agreements the union signed with the federal government, which the latter reneged to implement.
The decision to continue the strike, our correspondent gathered, was arrived at the end of ASUU’s National Executive Council (NEC) meeting held in Abuja Sunday night. The meeting came to a close in the early hours of Monday.
The minister of state, labour, Festus Keyamo, earlier said that federal government did not have funds to fulfill ASUU demands.
A lecturer at the University of Calabar, UNICAL, told Dailypost that, “ASUU has extended the strike again. This government has refused to pay us, so we can’t go back to classes.
“I currently have over one thousand scripts in my house, both marked and unmarked, I can’t attend to them because this government is owing me six months.”