ASUU Schedules Essential Assembly With FG Over Unmet Calls for


ASUU has scheduled a vital assembly with FG over unmet calls for.


PoliticalNews Nigeria stories that the Tutorial Employees Union of Universities (ASUU) has scheduled a vital assembly with the Federal Authorities for July 25, 2024, to handle longstanding unmet calls for which have strained relations between the 2 events.


This was disclosed by ASUU’s Nationwide President, Prof. Emmanuel Osodeke, in an interview with Punch on Sunday.



The union has been vocal concerning the Federal Authorities’s failure to honour the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed with them in 2009, which incorporates varied educational and welfare provisions.


The protesting lecturers have expressed their readiness to start one other spherical of business motion ought to the federal government fail to satisfy their calls for. This looming threat has added urgency to the upcoming discussions.


In keeping with Prof. Osodeke, the latest protests have had a optimistic impression, prompting the federal government to have interaction extra significantly with the union’s considerations.


In a bid to escalate their grievances, ASUU additionally printed an open letter to President Bola Tinubu, demanding full implementation of all features of the MoU.


The letter outlined the union’s frustration with the federal government’s constant neglect and the impression of such neglect on the standard of upper training in Nigeria.


He stated, “We’ve met with the Minister of Training and reached a timeline. They made guarantees to us and we need to watch if it will be accomplished. We’re assembly two weeks from in the present day, July twenty fifth, to see if they’ve accomplished what they promised.


“The protest made them name us for a gathering, they need to fulfil their promise.”


Osodeke recalled that 10 points and different rising ones have been the conclusion of the renegotiation of the FGN/ASUU Contract based mostly on the Nimi Briggs Committee’s draft Contract of 2021.


He stated the Bargain was on the discharge of withheld three and a half months’ salaries on account of the 2022 strike motion, launch of unpaid salaries of workers on sabbatical depart, part-time, and adjunct appointments owing to the appliance of the Built-in Payroll and Personnel Info System; launch of excellent third-party deductions, reminiscent of check-off dues and cooperative contributions; funding for revitalisation of public universities (partly captured in 2023 Federal Authorities’s Price range).


Different points in rivalry embody the Earned Tutorial Allowances (partly captured within the 2023 Federal Authorities’s Price range); the proliferation of universities by the federal and state governments; implementation of the stories of visitation panels to universities; Unlawful dissolution of Governing Councils; and the College Transparency and Accountability Options (rather than IPPIS).


Osodeke stated, “Your Excellency is requested to set essential equipment in movement for bringing ASUU and main stakeholders (Ministries, Departments, and Companies) collectively to handle the excellent points in FGN/ASUU engagements since 2009. This can save our college system the agonies of one other spherical of business motion and its disruptive potential. The President’s promise of easy educational calendars in universities on the inception of this administration, we consider, is achievable if the federal government sincerely sits down to handle the problems as listed right here.”

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