The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has warned that it may go on indefinite strike should the federal government fail to meet its demands.

ASUU had last week Tuesday announced a nationwide warning strike and enjoined all its members to comply with the directive.

Ifeanyi Abada, the chairman of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) chapter of ASUU, made this known on Tuesday in Nsukka, Enugu state.

“ASUU was left with no option than to proceed on the one-week warning strike; failure to meet our demands, we will go on an indefinite strike,” Abada told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).

“The National Executive Committee (NEC) made efforts to resolve this issue with the government but government remained unyielding.

“The strike compliance in UNN is total, no lectures, no examinations, no departmental and faculty meetings, as members will not participate.

“UNN chapter will not renege on the directive of the national body until government addresses all the issues raised. Our monitoring team is moving round; any lecturer found teaching will be sanctioned accordingly.”

Abada further noted that some of the demands of ASUU is to have universities exempted from the Treasury Single Account (TSA) policy.

The crux of ASUU’s demand is the implementation of an agreement it entered into with the federal government in 2009.

Academic activities nationwide have been on hold since ASUU announced the warning strike.



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