AFTER a series of heated discussions, Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has extended its ongoing strike.
The decision was taken in Abuja after ASUU’s National Executive Council meeting, today.
Commenting on the extension, Spokesperson of Federal Ministry of Education, Ben Goong, explained that the government had taken all possible steps to end the strike.
“As regards the next steps, the government has already inaugurated a committee to harmonise the IPPIS, UTAS, and UP3. This will ensure that the government will pay with only one payment platform that will harmonise all the technical peculiarities. If you bring some demands and almost 80% have been attended to, there is no need to drag the strike anymore. It is unreasonable for the strike to be lingering seeing as the government has worked towards fulfilling most of the demands,” he said.
It will be recalled that ASUU had declared the commencement of a strike on February 14.