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ASUU Union declares 1 week warning strike, says indefinite action to follow

ASUU also criticised the Muhammadu Buhari administration for approving the establishment of eight new Universities.

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Obama meets with Nigerian President Buhari at the United Nations play Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari speaks during his meeting with U.S. President Barack Obama at the United Nations General Assembly September 20, 2016. (REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque)

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) on Monday, November 14, declared a nationwide strike.

ASUU President, Biodun Ogunyemi announced that the industrial action begins from November 16.

He disclosed this after an emergency National Executive Council (NEC) meeting which held at its headquarters located inside the University of Abuja.

According to Ogunyemi, this would be a one-week warning strike pending the Federal Government's response to subsisting demands raised by the union.

He said if the government fails to do the needful before the end of the warning strike, it would declare an indefinite action.

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ASUU also faulted the recent approval granted by the Federal Executive Council (FEC) for the establishment of eight new universities.

It said the rationale for establishing more universities when the existing ones are in such a deplorable state calls to question the policies of the Muhammadu Buhari administration regarding education.

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