Stakeholders Seek Peaceful Resolution Of ASUU Impasse

The Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, says there is no hope in sight to suspend its lingering strike due to alleged lack of commitment by the Federal Government.

The ASUU, Abuja Zonal Coordinator Theophilus Lagi, disclosed this at a news conference in Abuja.

The ASUU, Abuja Zone, comprises the Federal University of Technology, Minna; Nasarawa State University, Keffi; Ibrahim Babangida University, Lapai; Federal University of Lafia, and University of Abuja.

Lagi said the strike had lingered for several months as the government had yet to show any serious commitment or willingness towards addressing the union’s core demands for students to resume studies.

According to him, members of the union have been advised to seek other legitimate means of survival as the government has not released salaries withheld since February, 2020.

Lagi maintained that in spite of agitations with comprehensive and indefinite strike to compel the federal government to address its core demands, government had not shown any commitment.