Leadership (National) of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has commemced a two week warning strike in all the Nigerian public universities taking effect from Monday, 9th March.
Professor Biodun Ogunyemi, the ASUU President, made this known in Enugu, on Monday, after a two-day National Executive Council (NEC) meeting.
Ogunyemi explained that public universities were under siege, a situation that needs to be addressed.
He said the reason for the industrial action was to force the Federal Government to take action on the pending issues.
Ogunyemi expressed regret that ASUU members in federal institutions were not yest paid their salaries for February because of the issue of Integrated Personnel and Payroll Information Service (IPPIS), saying that they needed to let the Federal Government of Nigeria know that enough was enough.
“In our previous meetings, the Minister of Finance was solely concerned about IPPIS to the point that other issues were not addressed,” he said.
The ASUU head, went further and stared that the Union would reconvene if there’s nothing done at the expiration of the two week strike to determine the next line of action to be taken.