The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) yesterday said it will embark on a one week warning strike beginning tomorrow over failure by the Federal Government to implement the 2009 agreement and 2013 Memorandum of Understanding.

ASUU National President, Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi made this known at a press conference held in Abuja.

He said that the National Executive Council of ASUU resolved to embark on a one week warning strike from Wednesday November 16 after a nation-wide consultation with members.

He said, “Many aspects of the 2013 MoU and the 2009 agreement with the Federal Government have either been unimplemented or despairingly handled.

“The agreements are: Payments of staff entitlements since December 2015, funding of universities for revitalisation, pension, TSA and university autonomy and renegotiation of 2009 agreement.

“Failure by the Federal Government to implement this agreement has put ASUU leadership in severe difficulty, responding to inquiries from members of the union about the state of our agreement.”

The ASUU president said that during the warning strike, there shall be no teaching, examination and no attendance at statutory meetings in all branches.

He called on all education-loving Nigerians to prevail on the Federal Government to address the demands of ASUU until the Nigerian university system is repositioned. 

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