The Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, has resolved to embark on an indefinite strike action. The lecturers decided to go on strike after an extensive deliberation at its meeting held at the University of Abuja from Friday.

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Consequently, the union has directed all members against going to teach or involving themselves in any academic activity, Premium Times reports. According to a statement signed by Biodun Ogunyemi, ASUU President, the union explored all means of negotiation before the decision to embark on an indefinite strike action was reached.


The statement is expected to be made public at a press conference in Abuja on Monday morning, the news-outlet revealed.

Reports also have it that ASUU had earlier tasked its branches to conduct referendum among members on whether or not an indefinite strike should be called. The position of the local branches on whether to proceed on a strike action was reviewed in the Abuja meeting which ended in the early hours of today, Monday August 14.

The overwhelming position of the local branches was consequently adopted. Poor funding of universities, part-payment of salaries of lecturers and the kidnap of two lecturers of the University of Maiduguri by the Boko Haram are among major reasons for the strike action.

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