Student leaders give FG 7-day ultimatum to end ASUU strike

Presidents of students’ union governments in tertiary institutions in Southwest Nigeria have issued a seven-day ultimatum to the Federal Government to end the protracted strike by lecturers or face nationwide protests.

Members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) have been on strike since February over non-implementation of agreements and the use of a new payment programme, ISPSS, for their salaries.

The student leaders gave the ultimatum while addressing reporters at the University of Ibadan on Thursday.

At the press conference were Wisdom Okoko of the University of Ilorin; Olamide Olabiyi of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Ogbomoso; Michael Awoyemi of Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye,Ogun State; Abiodun Oloyede of the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, (FUNAAB); Olusegun Akeju of University of Ibadan and Lekan Abbul-Azeez Soneye of Tai Solarin College of Education, Ogun State and Mayowa Opakunle of Joint Action Committee (JAC) of the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), Oyo State.

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