Following an extensive deliberation that lasted three days, the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has decided to embark on an indefinite strike action.
The lecturers union held its meeting at the University of Abuja from Friday and has directed all her members against going to teach or involving themselves in any academic activity.
A statement signed by ASUU President, Biodun Ogunyemi, said all means of negotiation had been exploited before the decision on an indefinte strike action was reached.
ASUU had earlier asked its branches to conduct referendum among members on whether or not an indefinite strike should be called which resulted in a positive response.
Some of the complaints the lecturers registered include poor funding of universities, part-payment of salaries of lecturers and the kidnap of two lecturers of the University of Maiduguri by the Boko Haram.
A memo released about the strike action reads: