The Federal Government has faulted the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU for embarking on a strike action.

The Federal Government has faulted the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU for embarking on a strike action.

Minister of State for Education, Emeka Nwajiuba, who stated this in an interview, also blamed the Joint Action Committee, JAC of the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities, SSANU and the Non-Academic Staff Union of Education and Associated Institutions, NASU for also going on strike.

It would be recalled that the unions commenced a two-week warning strike over their outstanding allowance.

Among others, JAC is demanding payment of earned allowances and also faulted the usurpation of non-academic career positions by vice-chancellors.

It was also gathered that JAC on Friday extended its strike by another two weeks. ASUU, which began its strike on February 14, blamed the Federal Government of poor commitment to the payment of the academic earned allowance, among others.

The Minister however stressed that there was no point in the unions disrupting the lives of students because of money that they would eventually be paid, adding that the workers were still receiving their salaries despite their refusal to call off the strikes.