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ASUU gives conditions to end strike

 

As the strike embarked upon by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) enters the thirteenth week, the union has called on the Federal Government to ensure the speedy conclusion of the renegotiation of 2009 ASUU-FGN agreement and other salient issues.

 

 

The call was made on Tuesday by ASUU President, Professor Biodun Ogunyemi in a bulletin.

 

The completion of the renegotiation of 2009 ASUU-FGN Agreement, the union stressed, will birth new conditions of service, enhanced salaries for Nigerian academics and improved infrastructure for all public varsities.

 

The academic union, through, the Chairman University of Ibadan Chapter, Professor Ayo Akinwole clarified that the ongoing strike is hinged on getting revitalization fund and unpaid earned academic allowances.

 

 

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He also added that it would ensure that the government sets up and conduct visitation to universities, address the proliferation of state universities and issues of governance in them.

 

Professor Ogunyemi noted that “efforts by agents of the government to derail the strike-through deflection of IPPIS contraption and denial of salaries had failed because the union was fighting a just cause”

 

 

The ASUU leader stressed that his members had remained resolute to get a better working environment and conditions of service, despite unpaid salaries of thousands of academics by the Federal Government and payment of distorted and amputated salaries to thousands of ASUU members.

 

According to the union, the 11-year old current slave-like salary structure whose agreement was reached in 2009 took a struggle which started in 2006 to actualize eventually in 2009.

 

While assuring members that issue surrounding the payment of distorted or withheld salaries shall be resolved, it maintained that the current strike was to ensure that Nigerian children attend the best public varsity education and have the best of facilities and infrastructure that can compete globally.

 

 

It condemned the Governments for allegedly adopting what it described as a herd-immunity approach to the fight against COVID-19 pandemic just as it appealed to ASUU members to “intensify community information, education, communication to support and promote the guidelines as well as deepen research and innovation activities in the community transmission phase of COVID-19”.

 

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“One of our principal demands in the ongoing struggle is the resumption and speedy completion of the renegotiation of the 2009 FGN-ASUU agreement which has dragged for more than three years.”

 

 

” It is only through renegotiation that the overdue review of our conditions of service, which include enhanced salaries could be achieved. Any further delay can no longer be tolerated”.

 

“Let’s remember that the current salary structure was a product of efforts like the ongoing struggle between 2006 and 2009. Our demands also include outstanding demands in the 2019 FGN-ASUU MoA.”

 

“Recent reports show that seasoned academics with special skills in the employ of various universities on contract basis are now being disengaged as directed by IPPIS operators”.

 

 

“This leaves students of the disengaged contract staff in great jeopardy. If Nigerian universities can no longer make decisions about the calibre and number of academics they require to deliver quality education, what is left of the university autonomy and academic freedom”, ASUU queried.

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38 Comments

  1. Reply

    Thanks for sharing

  2. Reply

    Wonderful idea

  3. Reply

    Amazing

  4. Profile photo ofSIRMUSTY

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    nice from ASUU

  5. Reply

    Interesting

  6. Reply

    Nice update

  7. Reply

    Lovely

  8. Reply

    Good to know

  9. Reply

    Nice

  10. Reply

    Good article

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    Uhmm

  12. Reply

    Done

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    Uhmmm

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    Jumboearn paid platform and news update

  15. Reply

    Good article

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    This strike is something else

  17. Reply

    Asuu too like strike

  18. Reply

    Asuu too much strikes

  19. Reply

    Big problem

  20. Reply

    Nice to hear

  21. Reply

    Government should fulfill this

  22. Reply

    Amazing

  23. Reply

    Good

  24. Reply

    Government should settle them already

  25. Reply

    This is an informative update
    Kudos for the information

  26. Reply

    We are not tired of staying at home yet

  27. Reply

    Good info, thanks for the update

  28. Reply

    Good

  29. Reply

    Good information

  30. Reply

    Good

  31. Reply

    Thanks for sharing

  32. Reply

    Nice article
    Tanx for d info

  33. Reply

    These pple are playing with pples future

  34. Reply

    Good

  35. Reply

    Informative

  36. Reply

    Asuu and strike

  37. Reply

    Is alright

  38. Reply

    I hope they can meet up

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