By Ikugbadi Oluwasegun
Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), on Monday February 14th, 2022 has declared a “comprehensive and total” strike.
The strike was declared at a press conference addressed by the President of ASUU, Prof. Emmanuel Osodeke, on Monday 14th of February 2022.
He said the strike, which takes effect from Monday, February 14, 2022, would last for an initial period of four weeks.
According to him, the union tried to avoid the strike but the Federal Government is “unresponsive to the union’s demands.”
“We don’t like to see our students at home. We don’t want our academic calendars disrupted but our demands are not met,” he said.
The ASUU chairman also said ASUU National Executive Council (NEC) faulted the creation of new universities by state governments.
Professor Osodeke asked the Federal Government to call the Vice-Chancellor, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Prof. Eyitope Ogunbodede, to order over the unpaid Earned Academic Allowances of its members in the university.