The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) says it would soon announce its next line of action — after the expiration of its ultimatum to the federal government. 

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On November 15, ASUU gave the federal government a three-week ultimatum to implement the agreement it reached with the union.

The union had threatened to go on strike if all pending issues, including those of unpaid academically earned allowances and the revitalisation fund for universities, were not addressed.

The ultimatum expired on Sunday, prompting the union executives to  summon a meeting to review government’s response to its demands.

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Speaking with TheCable Lifestyle on Monday, Emmanuel Osodeke, ASUU national president, said the federal government has only met one of the union’s demands.

According to him, the union executives will meet with its other members to discuss the outcome of Sunday’s meeting before reaching a conclusion.

“We gave the federal government three weeks to meet our demands and out of all of them, they have only done one,” he said.

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“So, we met yesterday to look at the situation and we’re going back to our members to tell us what to do next, which is the next phase of the struggle.”

When asked when the union would disclose its next line of action, Osodeke said: “We’ll let you know. That would be announced very soon.”

The union had embarked on a nearly nine-month strike in 2020 over the unmet demands by government.

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