The Academic Staff Union of University (ASUU) has announced that it has extended the strike by eight weeks due to a lack of agreement with the government on their demands.

ASUU went on strike over what it described as a failure by President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration to implement a previous agreement on improving the quality of university education in the country.

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Prof. Abdulkadir Muhammad Danbazau, an official with ASUU, said the decision to extend the deadline was to enable the government to reach a consensus, so that they do not have to go on strike again in the future.

He said eight weeks was enough for the current government to take appropriate action.

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ASUU sees the strike as the last resort to force the Nigerian government to meet its demands

The Academic Staff Union of University (ASUU) has been on strike for a month since Monday, February 14.

The Lecturers’ strike in Nigeria has had a devastating effect on students who find themselves in a precarious situation, which is why some believe the union should change its approach to the conflict with the government and not necessarily through strikes.

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According to some reports, ASUU has staged 15 strikes since the return of democracy in Nigeria in 1999, putting the education system in jeopardy.

Source; BBC News