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ASUU to embark on strike



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The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has declared interest in joining the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) nationwide strike action which will commence on September 6, 2023.

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The NLC is embarking on a two-day warning strike over the fuel subsidy removal, naira devaluation, and alleged threats by the Minister of FCT, Nyesom Wike, to demolish properties belonging to workers in the federal capital.

ASUU President, Osedeke Emmanuel said the union will comply with NLC’s directive on the planned strike.

“We are members of NLC, affiliates, therefore if they declare a strike, our members will be part of it,” Emmanuel told The Whistler Newspaper.

“The ball is in the government’s hands. Let them solve the problem, and then there won’t be a strike. If NLC decides to go on strike, as an affiliate we don’t have any option but to comply.”

The over 81 universities that are members of ASUU may be affected by the planned strike.

They include 43 federal universities and 38 state universities.

Doris Israel Ijeoma is a journalist with special interest in politics, entertainment, tech and digital marketing. For inquiries, you can reach her via 08097099378.

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