THE Academic Staff Union of Universities Monday extended its one-month warning strike by eight weeks.

ASUU President, Professor Emmanuel Osodeke, who announced this in Abuja after an emergency meeting of the National Executive Council (NEC) of the Union, said the roll-over strike shall commence by 12.01 am on Monday, 14th March.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the union had embarked on a nationwide warning strike to press home its members’ demands from Feb.14 .

The lecturers’ demands include funding of the Revitalisation of Public Universities, Earned Academic Allowances, University Transparency Accountability Solution (UTAS) and promotion arrears.

Others are: the renegotiation of 2009 ASUU-FG Agreement and the inconsistency in Integrated Personnel Payroll Information System (IPPIS).

ASUU blamed its decision on the insincerity of the government since it started the warning strike a month ago.  According to the lecturers, a series of meetings with government officials yielded nothing.

“NEC viewed Government’s response, so far, as a continuation of the unconscionable, mindless, and nonchalant attitude of the Nigerian ruling elite towards the proven path of national development which is education,” ASUU said.