Because the Federal Government has failed to implement agreements reached between the two parties in December 2020, the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, has raised the possibility of shutting down all public universities in the country. This follows the suspension of a nine-month long strike by the union in December 2020.
The union’s national leadership has urged its members all throughout the country to observe a lecture-free day on Monday, February 7, in preparation for a possible showdown with the Nigerian government.
ASUU National President, Prof. Emmanuel Osedeke, stated that today’s lecture-free day will allow members to attend urgent meetings that have been scheduled.
He expressed dissatisfaction with the Federal Government’s failure to carry out certain agreements reached between the two parties in the year 2020.
If the Federal Government fails to take action, an indefinite strike will be unavoidable, according to him.
The decision was announced in a number of circulars issued by the union’s various branches, which stated that the lecture-free day would be used to raise awareness among university communities and the general public about the government’s failure to adhere to an agreement reached between the parties in December 2020, which resulted in the suspension of a nine-month prolonged strike at the time.