The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has extended its ongoing strike, indefinitely.
ASUU said the decision had become important due to the failure of the Federal Government to meet the demands of the union.
The current strike has lingered since February 14, 2022.
In a statement by the ASUU President, Professor Emmanuel Osodeke, the group insists that prolonged strikes are to save public universities.
“In view of the foregoing and following extensive deliberations on the government’s response to the resolution of Feb. 14, 2022, so far, NEC concluded that the demands of the union had not been satisfactorily addressed,” the ASUU president said.
“Consequently, NEC resolved to transmute the roll-over strike to a comprehensive, total and indefinite strike action beginning from 12.01 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 29, 2022,” he declared.
Meanwhile, the Minister of State for Labour and spokesperson of the Tinubu/Shettima campaign organization, Festus Keyamo, has urged parents to beg ASUU to reopen schools.
According to Keyamo, the Federal Government does not have the funds demanded by the ASUU.