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ASUU Joins Ongoing Nationwide Strike



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On Monday, the Academic Union of Universities (ASUU) joined the ongoing strike by the organised labour comprising Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade Union Congress (TUC), News About Nigeria reports.

Recall that ASUU had been contemplating a strike action after decrying the failure of FG to appoint Governing Councils for Federal Universities.

The decision to join the strike, according to ASUU, follows the Federal Government’s failure to meet the unions’ minimum wage demand.

Speaking for the union, the ASUU President, Emmanuel Osodeke, in a statement addressed to the branch chairpersons and zonal coordinators of ASUU, directed lecturers in universities across the country to join the strike as an affiliate of the congress.

The statement read, “The NLC has declared an indefinite strike action beginning from Monday, 3rd June 2024, as a result of the failure of government to conclude the renegotiation of minimum wage for Nigerian workers and reversal of hike in electricity tariff.

“Our branches are hereby enjoined to join in the strike action as an affiliate member of Congress. Consequently, branch chairpersons are to mobilise all members to participate in the strike action. Yours in the struggle.”

It can be recalled that on Friday, the organised labour announced that they will commence a nationwide indefinite strike due to the refusal of the Federal Government to increase the proposed minimum wage from N60,000.

In a joint statement, the NLC President, Joe Ajaero, and his TUC counterpart, Festus Osifo, had noted that embarking on the strike was a result of the Federal Government’s failure to finalise and pass a new National Minimum Wage Act into law.