Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige, is expected to meet the leadership of the Academic Staff Union of Universities today as part of efforts to end the union’s ongoing strike.
This is coming as the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) directed its members to block major federal roads in the 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory on February 28, 2022 in protest against the ongoing strike.
ASUU declared a four-week nationwide strike on February 14, 2022, when the Federal Government failed to grant its demands.
Some of the union’s demands which had yet to be met are funding for revitalisation of public universities, earned academic allowances, University Transparency Accountability Solution; promotion arrears, renegotiation of 2009 ASUU-FGN Agreement, and the inconsistencies in Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System Payment (IPPIS).
Meanwhile, NANS has ordered the blockage of all major roads in all states across the federation and the Abuja.
The students’ body made this known in a statement on Monday jointly signed by its President, Asefon Sunday; and Secretary-General, Adekitan Lukman, titled ‘NANS National Action Against Incessant ASUU Strike.’
The statement read, “I am pleased to direct the immediate commencement of planning and mass mobilisation of Nigerian students and comrades across the 36 states of the federation and the FCT in line with congress decision.
Source: The Punch