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ASUU strike: FG reacts to 2 months extension



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ASUU strike: FG reacts to 2 months extension.

As the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU ) rolls over its strike action to two months, the Federal Government has reacted to this extension saying it has met all the demands of the union.
The Minister of State for Education, Mr. Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba reacted to the declaration of the rollover in an interview with newsmen at the end of the commemoration of the 2022 Commonwealth Celebration in Abuja on Monday.
Nwajiuba, who insisted that the federal government had met all of the demands of the union, added that all earned allowances, as well as revitalization funds, had been released.
“ASUU announced and we met and everything that they have demanded, we have done all of them including the earned allowances and the revitalization fund; they choose to extend it for two months maybe,” he said.
It would be recalled that the universities union after the expiration of its initial one-month strike on March 14, declared a roll overstrike for another two months beginning.
The strike, according to the union, was due to the failure of the government to implement the agreement the federal government signed with the union in 2009.
ASUU had also accused the federal government of working against the deployment of the UTAS, a payment platform designed by ASUU in lieu of the IPPIS payment system.