The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has stated that it hopes to end the strike if the federal government complies with its requests as it meets with union leadership today. IPPIS and UTAS concerns, according to Osodeke, have been resolved, and the government is able to meet the union’s demands. The ASUU strike has already lasted six months with no resolution.

On February 14, 2022, the teachers at the public institutions of the country began a strike that they repeatedly extended because their demands were not met.

In His words

“UTAS is ready and is the best. My happiness today about this strike is that for the first time they have tested IPPIS. It came in 2006 and it was never tested; they have been using it untested.

“If this government is serious this strike wouldn’t last more than two weeks. We were supposed to go on strike in November and NIREC came in and intervened and we were considerate to them. They met with the president, he set up a committee headed by the chief of staff that they should resolve this quickly and they did nothing.

“They set up the Nimi Briggs committee, we finished discussing with them they didn’t come back, the president directed the minister of education to resolve this within two weeks, two weeks has passed, they didn’t come back.

What you should know

The strike has lingered over the government’s inability to agree with the union’s payment requests.

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