The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) on Monday extended its six-month-old strike.
A member of the union, who pleaded anonymity, confirmed the development following a National Executive Council (NEC) meeting of the striking varsity teachers at the University of Abuja.
He did not, however, disclose how long the union extended the industrial action.
ASUU embarked on the strike on February 14th, 2022. It had then declared a four-week warning strike. But after a month, the lecturers extended it by eight weeks, saying the government needs more time to look at its demands.
Following the Federal Government and lecturers’ inability to reach a resolution, the union on May 9 further extended the strike by 12 weeks.
The university teachers are seeking improved welfare, the revitalisation of public universities, and academic autonomy among others. Several meetings between government representatives and ASUU have ended in deadlock.