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ASUU declare 7-day warning strike

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The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) on Friday issued a one-week warning strike to protest the non-implementation of the 2009 FGN-ASUU Agreement.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Federal Government had in 2009 reached an agreement with ASUU but ASUU claimed that some State Governments had reneged in implementing the agreement.

The branch chairman of the union in the Rivers State University of Science and Technology (RSUST), Dr Felix Igwe, told newsmen in Port Harcourt that the strike would halt academic activities in universities.

He said the union after its National Executive Council (NEC) meeting, resolved to embark on a one-week warning strike starting from Sept. 25.

“ASUU will embark on a one-week warning strike, starting from midnight of Sept. 25th 2011, to protest the lack of commitment on the full implementation of the 2009 FGN-ASUU Agreement in the nation's universities. ”

He said that the strike would be total in all branches of the union in the country, including RSUST.