The Academic Staff Union of Universities on Monday handed the Federal Government of President Muhammadu Buhari a three-week ultimatum to meet outstanding demands.
ASUU threatened to embark on fresh strike at the expiration of the ultimatum if the government fail to fulfill lingering demands with the union.
Recall that the Federal Government had signed a memorandum of understanding with the unions last year and had promised to fulfill demands ranging from payment of earned allowances, introduction of the UTAS platform for University workers, payment of revitalization fund for Universities among others.
A year after the agreement was reached, the Buhari-led government had yet to meet some of the demands that crippled the nation’s tertiary education last year.
National President of ASUU, Professor Emmanuel Osodeke, made the declaration on Monday at the University of Abuja.
Osodeke lamented the failure of the Federal Government to attend to the needs of the union which has left them with no choice.
“We are giving the Federal Government a three week ultimatum, if after three weeks they don’t meet our demands, we will be going on strike.
“We believe we have tried enough by giving them enough time.