BREAKING: ASUU Threatens FG With Nationwide Strike


ASUU has threatened a nationwide strike if the Federal Authorities fails to implement agreements inside two weeks.


PoliticalNews Nigeria studies that the Educational Workers Union of Universities (ASUU) has stated {that a} strike isn’t imminent, if the Federal Authorities implements the agreements reached, within the subsequent two weeks.


This Nigeria information platform understands that Prof Emmanuel Osodeke, President of ASUU stated this in an interview with the Information Company of Nigeria on Monday.


It will be recalled that ASUU had threatened to embark on strike over the non-implementation of agreements reached with the federal authorities.



The Minister of Schooling, Prof. Tahir Mamman on June 26, invited the union for a gathering to deliberate on the lingering points affecting universities and to avert the deliberate strike.


Osodeke stated not one of the agreements reached with the Federal Authorities had been carried out.


“On the assembly referred to as by the Minister of Schooling, we agreed that after two weeks, we’ll meet to see the progress the federal government has made.


“We will even see what we’ll do subsequent if the federal government fail to implement the agreements reached.

“The assembly within the subsequent two weeks is to see what they’ve achieved which can inform our determination,” he stated.

The ASUU president stated a few of the calls for included, the non-implementation of the 2009 re-negotiated agreements.

He stated the agreements had lingered for over six years and the federal government was but to implement them.

Osodeke stated the tutorial allowances resulting from their members had additionally accrued for over six years and nothing had been achieved about it.


On the difficulty of the revitalisation fund, he stated they agreed on the Wants Evaluation Report to boost N200 billion yearly, for 5 years.


“Since 2013, just one has been paid. We’d like revitalisation funds to improve our universities to straightforward in order that we are able to have college students and lecturers from outdoors the nation,” he stated.


Oshodeke added that the federal government was but to cease the proliferation of universities including that many new universities have been being authorized with out funds to run them.

He stated the federal government was additionally but to exit the college wage fee from the Built-in Personnel and Payroll Data System, as authorized by the Federal Government Council in January.


He stated their members have been nonetheless being paid by IPPIS in opposition to the directive by the FEC.




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