Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) members have given the Federal government a three-week deadline to address its outstanding demands or face another strike action.

The Senior Staff Association of Universities and the Non-Academic Staff Union of Universities met today to discuss next steps in response to the Federal Government’s failure to meet the union’s demands.

Remember that the Federal Government signed a memorandum of understanding with the unions last year, promising to meet demands such as the payment of earned allowances, the implementation of the UTAS platform for university workers, and the payment of a revitalization fund for universities, among other things.

Speaking today, November 15, at the University of Abuja, the Union’s National President, Professor Emmanuel Osodeke, bemoaned the Federal Government’s failure to address the union’s needs.

“We are giving the Federal Government a three-week ultimatum; if they do not meet our demands after three weeks, we will go on strike.” We believe that by giving them enough time, we have tried enough.” Osodeke stated.

This threat has yet to be addressed by the federal government.