Labour Party presidential candidate Peter Obi has lamented the impact of the ongoing strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities on students and higher education in the country.
The ASUU started the strike on 14 February because, according to them, the government is not meeting their demands.
The demands include payment of earned allowances, payment of revitalisation funds to the universities, establishment of visitation boards and introduction of the university transparency and accountability solution instead of the integrated salary and staff information system for the payment of employees in the ivory towers.
The government set up a committee headed by Prof. Nimi Briggs to look into the union’s demands and review the 2009 ASUU-FG agreement.
ASUU leaders who walked out of a meeting with the government on 16 August claimed that no offer was made to them.
The decision was taken at a meeting of the union’s National Executive Council in Abuja on Sunday.