The Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, has extended its warning strike by eight weeks.

According to ASUU, it reached the decision after its National Executive
Council, NEC, meeting following the expiration of its one-month
warning strike.

ASUU blamed its decision on the insincerity of the government since it
started the warning strike a month ago.  According to the lecturers, a
series of meetings with government officials yielded nothing.

The recent strike is due to grievances over the Federal Government’s
failure to fulfill agreement reached with the varsity teachers.

The strike, according to the union, was due to the failure of the
government to implement the agreement the federal government signed
with the union in 2009.

ASUU had also accused the federal government of working against the
deployment of the University Transparency and Accountability Solution,
UTAS, a payment platform designed by ASUU in lieu of the Integrated
Personnel Payroll Information System, IPPIS, payment system.