Nigeria ASUU Strike Latest Update Today, ASUU Meeting Today, September 23, 2022
Home » Nigeria ASUU Strike Latest Update Today, ASUU Meeting Today, September 23, 2022

Nigeria ASUU Strike Latest Update Today, ASUU Meeting Today, September 23, 2022

by Captain
0 comment

READ ASUU STRIKE UPDATE TODAY, FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 23, 2022 BELOW:

Warm Welcome to all our esteemed readers. As usual, StechiteGist Media bring to you the Latest News On ASUU Strike Update Today Friday, September 23 2022.

Table of Contents

ASUU Rejects Court Order To Return To Classes

Yesterday, STECHITEGIST reports that the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) gave the impression that instructors couldn’t be made to attend courses in response to a National Industrial Court of Arbitration order.

Emmanuel Osodeke, the national president of ASUU, stated this during a discussion with Femi Gbajabiamila, the speaker of the House of Representatives.

Osodeke, who was joined by ASUU officials, compared the situation to a court order compelling a physician to treat a patient.

He expressed displeasure with the actions of the Mallam Adamu Adamu-led Ministry of Education and said the seven-month strike was a sign of how far the university system had degenerated…READ FULL ARTICLE

READ ALSO: ‘Nigeria will be punished for FG actions’ – ASUU President, Osodeke fumes over court order

Court ‘Ends’ ASUU Strike, Orders Lecturers Back To Classes

The National Industrial Court has ordered the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), to call off the ongoing Strike.

The government through its counsel, James Igwe prayed the court for an interlocutory injunction restraining ASUU from taking further steps as regards the strike, pending the determination of the substantive suit.

The ongoing strike by lecturers in public universities, which began on 14 February, took a turn for the worse when ASUU declared it total and indefinite on 29 August.

A series of meetings between the Union and the Federal Government to resolve the impasse had always ended in a fiasco largely because sincerity and realism did not underpin those engagements.

FG Didn’t Sue ASUU; Union Should Focus on 2013 Memo – Ngige

Contrary to certain allegations, the Nigerian government did not sue the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) over the union’s protracted strike, according to Chris Ngige, the minister of labor and employment.

In a press release from the Federal Ministry of Labour and Employment, Olajide Oshundun, Head of Press and Public Relations, cited Ngige as saying that the minister would have failed in his duties if he hadn’t referred the case to the National Industrial Court of Nigeria (NICN) after seven months of protracted discussions and failed negotiations with the union.
According to the minister, the 2009 agreement that ASUU is referencing was renegotiated in 2013/2014 with the administration of the late President Goodluck Jonathan, and using it would be “anathema.”…CONTINUE READING

Again, Industrial Court adjourns FG vs ASUU case till Sept. 21

September 21 has been set aside for the entry of a decision in a lawsuit opposing the current Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) strike.

The Federal Government urged the national industrial court of Nigeria to order ASUU to stop its seven-month strike on Monday, September 10. The court then set the date.

The parties debated the federal Government’s Interlocutory Application to order the striking lecturers back to work before the adjournment was made.

The only defendant in the case is Professor Emmanuel Osodeke, the president of ASUU, but Adamu Adamu, the minister of education, has entered as a claimant…CONTINUE READING

We are ready to call off strike – ASUU President, Osodeke

According to Prof. Emmanuel Osodeke, President of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), the union is ready to call off its seven-month strike.

Osodeke, however, asserted that accomplishing this would need reaching specific agreements with the Federal Government.

At a National Town Hall Meeting on Tertiary Education on Thursday in Abuja with the theme “The Locked Gates of our Citadels -A National Emergency,” Osodeke provided the guarantee.

Remember that the union began taking industrial action on February 14—more than seven months after public institutions across the nation were forced to close…READ FULL ARTICLE

ASUU Set To End Strike As Governing Council, VCs Meet

There are indications that the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), may soon call off their seven-month old strike.

This is because an emergency meeting between ASUU, the governing council of Universities and the Vice Chancelors will be held.

The meeting is scheduled for Wednesday September 14, 2022.

The ongoing strike by lecturers in public universities, which began on 14 February, took a turn for the worse when ASUU declared it total and indefinite on 29 August.

A series of meetings between the Union and the Federal Government to resolve the impasse had always ended in a fiasco largely because sincerity and realism did not underpin those engagements…CONTINUE READING

Court Shifts Proceedings Of The Case Between ASUU And FG Till Friday

The lawsuit filed by Chris Ngige, the Minister of Labour and Employment, against the Academic Staff Union of Universities, has been adjourned.

The case was heard by Justice Polycarp Hamman of the National Industrial Court of Nigeria in Abuja.

The National Industrial Court was requested by the Federal Government on Monday to order ASUU to end its seven-month strike.Adamu Adamu, the minister of education, has joined the lawsuit as a claimant, while Professor Emmanuel Osodeke, the president of ASUU, is the only defendant...READ FULL ARTICLE

FG sues ASUU to end the strike

At the industrial court, the federal government has filed a lawsuit against the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), and hearings will start on September 12th.

The Trade Dispute Department of the Ministry of Education has filed a petition with the Industrial Arbitration Court in Abuja.

According to a source, the federal government has filed a complaint at the Industrial Court to contest the university professors’ ongoing strike. This complies with the Trade Dispute Act’s Section 17.”

There have been several conversations between the federal government and the ASUU leadership, but none of them have been fruitful… CONTINUE READING

Contact Philanthropists For Money, FG Tells Universities

The governing bodies of universities across the nation have been instructed to get in touch with foundations and donors to ask for more funding for initiatives.

At the inauguration of the governing councils of the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike, Joseph Sarwuan Tarka University of Agriculture, Makurdi, and Federal University of Agriculture, Zuru on September 8 in Abuja, Minister of Education Adamu Adamu gave the advice.

Adamu stressed the difficult economic environment and expressed the goal of the government to enhance private sector involvement in academic institutions. He was represented by Goodluck Opiah, the Minister of State for Education…READ FULL ARTICLE

ASUU rejects FG’s 23.5% increase offer, seeks over 100% increment

On Tuesday, Adamu Adamu, the minister of education, described the federal government’s efforts to end the strike that the Academic Staff Union of Universities began on February 14.

Adamu said the government has promised the union a 23.5 percent pay increase “for all category of the workforce in Federal Universities, save for the professorial cadre, which will enjoy a 35% upward review” during a news conference in Abuja.

Additionally, the government promised to set aside N50 billion “for the payment of outstanding areas of earned academic allowances, to be paid in the first quarter of the year” in the 2023 budget.

Minister Adamu stated that the offer was rejected by ASUU and three other university unions who had been on strike because they felt it was “inadequate to fulfill their various requests needed to handle the difficulties facing the university sector.”

According to reports gathered from Channels tv the union wants salaries to increase by more than 100%, an ASUU insider claims.

A total of N150 billion, according to Adamu, “will be earmarked for in the 2023 Budget as funding for the revitalization of Federal Universities, to be released to the Institutions in the First Quarter of the year,” was another promise made by the government…READ FULL ARTICLE

ASUU Strike: FG announces lecturers’ pay raise of 23.5%

Adamu Adamu, the minister of education, stated on Tuesday that the government could only afford to increase lecturers’ pay by 23.5%, while professors will receive a 35% raise.

The minister also mentioned that Major General Muhammadu Buhari, the President, had issued a warning against entering into agreements that the government would not be able to fulfill.

During the discussion with vice chancellors and other university system stakeholders, Adamu made this disclosure.

The professorial cadre, however, will receive a 35% pay raise, while the Federal Government can only afford a 23.5% compensation increase for other categories of employees in Federal Universities… CONTINUE READING

ASUU President: FG Should Use $23 Million From Abacha Loot To Settle Us

The $23 million General Sani Abacha plundered fund, according to Professor Emmanuel Osodeke, national president of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), should be used to meet the union’s requests.

In regard to the union’s six-month strike, Osodeke brought up this on Tuesday during a part of Channels Television Politics Today.

The federal administration and the US came to an agreement last week to repay the money that the late dictator took, Stechitegist Media learned.

Osodeke mentioned the fund in his remarks.

“Definitely let me take you to have a house and your kids are sick, especially if your kid is sickly, and I pay you money you weren’t anticipating. Where are you going to put the cash? You ought to cure the child first, don’t you think? prior to considering how to purchase clothing… CONTINUE READING

ASUU declares total, indefinite strike

A complete and indefinite strike has been called by the Academic Staff Union of Universities.

According to a report by Stechitegist Media, the ASUU National Executive Council would convene on Sunday to make a decision regarding the government’s indifference to the needs and predicament of academics.

In the meantime, a meeting between ASUU executives and the Nimi Briggs committee of the Federal Government on August 16, 2022, resulted in impasse.

In a statement titled “ASUU strikes are to save public universities” and signed by ASUU National President, Prof. Emmanuel Osodeke, said NEC observed with regret that the union had experienced a lot of deceit at the highest level in the last five and a half years. It also claimed that the FG engaged ASUU in fruitless and endless negotiation without a display of utmost fidelity.

It stated: ‘‘In view of the foregoing, and following extensive deliberations on government’s response to the resolution of 14th February 2022, so far, NEC concluded that the demands of the union had not been satisfactorily addressed. Consequently, NEC resolved to transmute the roll-over strike to a comprehensive, total, and indefinite strike action beginning from 12.01 a.m Monday 29th August 2022…READ FULL ARTICLE

ASUU Congresses Nods To Continue Strike After Voting

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) congresses, which were held at various union branches, show a resounding support for continuing the strike.

Members of the various branch congresses unanimously decided to keep the strike going, and the National Executive Council (NEC) of ASUU would make the final decision on Sunday, August 28.

The strike shall last indefinitely until the federal government sees cause to revert to the principle of collective bargaining to resolve the unresolved concerns with the union, members of the ASUU congress at Imo State University (IMSU), Owerri, decided.

According to a statement released by ASUU IMSU chairperson Odinakachukwu Ejiogu following the congress, members maintained that the terms of employment should be the result of collective bargaining and decided that if they are not, it is against ILO regulations… CONTINUE READING

ASUU fixes another meeting with NEC to call off strike

The Academic Staff Union of Universities, or ASUU, will meet its National Executive Council, or NEC, on Monday of the next week to vote on the Federal Government’s offers to terminate its current strike.

The meeting seemed to be pivotal and might decide whether the Government would actually fire the union as planned, Stechitegist Media learned.

This is in line with what a member of the NEC privately stated to Vanguard, namely that whatever the union’s choice was, it would be in the system’s best interest…READ FULL ARTICLE

“So many Lecturers will leave after the Strike” – President Osodeke

According to the Academic Staff Union of Universities, university lecturers are choosing to pursue non-academic endeavors to support themselves as their strike action continues, Stechitegist media reports.

Since February 14, ASUU has been on strike in support of a number of demands, including improved welfare, the revitalization of public universities, and academic autonomy.

The government’s decision to not meet the union’s demands, according to ASUU President Professor Emmanuel Osodeke in an interview with Punch Newspaper, is hurting the country.

After the Federal government pledged N50 billion to pay earned allowances for university staff, including ASUU members, the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU) and the Non-Academic Staff Union of Allied and Education Institutions (NASU), on Saturday, suspended their strike actions… CONTINUE READING

NANS begins legal proceedings to sue Adamu

In response to the Academic Staff of Universities’ ongoing strike, the National Association of Nigerian Students announced on Thursday that it would begin legal proceedings against the Federal Government and the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, according to Stechitegist Media.

Stechitegist Media gathered from reports sent from Abuja by the association in a statement. During a press conference, the minister urged students who were impacted by the strike to file a lawsuit against ASUU.

However, Sunday Ashefon, the president of NANS, declared: “Our attention has been directed to a comment attributed to the minister of education, Malam Adamu Adamu, where he proposed that Nigerian students affected by the ASUU strike must sue ASUU for liabilities experienced as a result of the strike.

“Maybe the one thing Malam Adamu Adamu has gotten right since he was appointed a minister is the necessity for compensation for Nigerian students’ lost time, opportunity, and resources. The Minister is only partially clever, though, in suggesting that ASUU be held accountable for the obligations. Neither ASUU owns our higher institutions nor does it profit from the excessive tuition we pay at all of our academic institutions in Nigeria. The argument that students should sue employees rather than the employer—the owner of our schools and the recipient of the excessive tuition we pay—in order to protest poor working conditions is intellectually dishonest CONTINUE READING

READ ALSO: “ASUU must pay for wasting students’ time” – Minister Adamu

ASUU Rejects New FG Offer, State Reasons.

Stechitegist Media has learned that The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has rejected Federal Government’s new offer, stating various reasons in their new press release.

READ FULL ARTICLE

ASUU Strike Update Today, STECHITEGIST


The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has described the circulating news that its meeting with the Nigerian government on Tuesday ended in deadlock as untrue. Stechitegist Media gathered

The union’s National Chairman, Prof Emmanuel Osodeke, stated this on Wednesday morning in a telephone conversation with SaharaReporters.

It had been reported widely that the Tuesday’s meeting between the leadership of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) and the Federal Government again ended without an agreement.

However, Osodeke said the viral news on Tuesday night about the outcome of the union meeting with the government was “not true.”

He, therefore, urged the public to wait for details of the meeting which would be contained in a press release that would be out soon.

ASUU-FG Meeting Ends in Deadlock, Strike Continues

The Federal Government and the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) leadership conference on Tuesday came to an end once more without a resolution, StechiteGist Media.

This indicates that the six-month-old lecturers’ strike at public universities will continue.

The Professor Nimi Briggs Committee and the striking academics met on Tuesday at the National University Commission in Abuja in the hopes of breaking the deadlock.

Members of the Briggs renegotiation committee did not present any new offers to the table, according to a top member of ASUU who requested anonymity and spoke to Channels Television.

Instead, the committee begged the professors to cease their strike, the ASUU source claimed, assuring them that their issues would be addressed in the 2023 budget… CONTINUE READING

ASUU encourage students, parents to vote out APC govt

In the general election scheduled for 2023, the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has urged parents and students to reject the incumbent All Progressive Congress (APC), Stechitegist media reports.Professor Emmanuel Osedeke, the national president of ASUU, claimed that the APC government had demonstrated that it was not prepared to respond to the group’s requests for changes to the university system.According to ASUU, President Muhammadu Buhari’s APC administration does not prioritize the future or education of young people in Nigeria, according to StechiteGist Media.

This was said by Professor Osodeke on Thursday as he was speaking to journalists at the Obafemi Awolowo University in Ile-Ife, Osun State. He had just finished addressing the institution’s ASUU congress, which included teachers from various nearby universities… CONTINUE READING

ASUU STRIKE: University isn’t for everyone – Gov. umahi

The governor of Ebonyi State, David Umah Nweze Umah, has said that not everyone is suited for a university degree.
This was said by Umahi on Wednesday in Abakaliki, the capital of Ebonyi State, when he hosted a team from the Nigerian Police Trust Fund by Dr. Ben Akabueze.

The governor pointed out that it was unrealistic for the federal government, which is headed by Major-General Muhammadu Buhari (ret. ), to borrow more than N1 trillion to satisfy the demands of the Academic Staff Union of Universities.
Umahi’s claim is made against the backdrop of the ongoing strike by university academics in the country.


Keep in mind that the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) strike has been ongoing for more than five months.
According to the South-East Governors’ Forum chairman, Nigeria’s most difficult issues are security and education…READ FULL ARTICLE

Struggle Continues As ASUU Extends Strike by one-month

The ongoing strike has been extended once more by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) by four weeks.The decision was made, according to Prof. Emmanuel Osodeke, president of the union, who made the announcement via a statement on Monday, to give the administration adequate time to resolve all outstanding issues with the academics.

The ASUU President stated that the extension is effective immediately on August 1 and that the association’s emergency National Executive Committee meeting was held on Sunday at the University of Abuja.‘Following extensive deliberations and taking cognisance of Government’s past failures to abide by its own timelines in addressing issues raised in the 2020 FGN/ASUU Memorandum of Action (MOA), NEC resolved that the strike be rolled over for four weeks to give Government more time to satisfactorily resolve all the outstanding issues. According to the statement, the roll-over strike action will begin at midnight on August 1, 2022.

The Academic Staff Union of Universities’ (ASUU) National Executive Council had an emergency meeting on Sunday, July 31, 2022, at the Comrade Festus Iyayi National Secretariat, University of Abuja, Abuja. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss recent events after NEC’s decision to extend its roll-over strike action by an additional 12 weeks beginning in May 2022…READ FULL ARTICLE

ASUU rejects Buhari’s two-week deadline

Prof. Emmanuel Osodeke, the president of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, criticized the Federal Government on Tuesday for failing to prioritize education in Nigeria, claiming that the sector’s problems won’t be solved until the ruling class is made to send their children to public schools.

ASUU has finished negotiations with the government and was only waiting for the ministers to sign the deal made with the university lecturers, according to Osodeke, who dismissed the President’s two-week ultimatum to ministers to halt the strike.

While criticizing the brain drain in the education sector, the ASUU President also pointed out that Nigeria is losing its medical professionals to other nations.

Osodeke stated that the lecturers were prepared to return to the classrooms as long as the government upheld its end of the deal while appearing on Today Today, a current affairs program on Channels Television… CONTINUE READING

FG to end ASUU strike in 14 days

President Muhammadu Buhari has given the Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu, a two-week ultimatum to end the ongoing strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) and other university-based unions.ASUU had commenced strike on February 14, and other unions also joined them over the alleged inability of the federal government to meet up with their demands.

Buhari gave the directive Tuesday after receiving briefings from the relevant government Ministries, Departments, and Agencies (MDAs) involved in the ongoing efforts to end the face-off with the university unions.The president summoned them to get more information on why the strike had persisted for too long.After Tuesday’s briefing, the President ordered the education minister to ensure that the areas of disagreements were sorted out within two weeks and report back to him…READ FULL ARTICLE

“Enough can’t be enough” – ASUU replies Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari’s remarks that the continuing strike by university lecturers has reached “enough is enough” have prompted a response from the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).In an appeal for the lecturers on strike to end their walkout, Mr. Buhari expressed his hope that the union “would sympathize with the individuals on the lengthy strike.”

The days of keeping students at home are truly over. When he hosted lawmakers, governors, and other political figures at his home in Daura, Katsina State, on Monday, Mr. Buhari remarked, “Don’t injure the next generation for gods sake.

ASUU responded by stating that it wouldn’t be enough “unless the president works to reorient the nation’s deteriorating public university education.”

The union charged that by not addressing the problems that sparked the walkout, Mr. Buhari was not functioning in a presidential manner… CONTINUE READING

READ ALSO: ASUU Is Prepared To End The Strike – Falana

“Help me beg ASUU to call off strike” – Buhari Pleads

On Monday, President Muhammadu Buhari traveled to Daura, which is located in the state of Katsina. While there, he pleaded with members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to end their protracted strike.

According to President Buhari, the suspension will have a generational impact on families, as well as on the educational system and the future growth of the country.

Sallah homage was paid at the President’s residence by some governors of the All Progressives Congress (APC), legislators, and political leaders. The President said that the strike had already taken a toll on the psychology of parents, students, and other stakeholders, bringing up a number of moral issues that already beg for attention. He said that the strike had already taken a toll on the psychology of parents, students, and other stakeholders.

In a statement that was released by the presidential spokesman, Garba Shehu, President Buhari made the observation that the future of the country is dependent on the quality of educational institutions and education. In the same statement, President Buhari assured students that the government understands their position, and that negotiations should continue with them.

We are hopeful that ASUU would have compassion for the folks who have been on strike for such a long time. Students should not be required to remain at home any longer than absolutely necessary. “For the love of God, don’t do anything to injure the next generation,” he pleaded…READ FULL ARTICLE

“ASUU strike may end tomorrow” – Prof Osodeke reveals

If the federal government answers their concerns, the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has stated that their industrial action will terminate immediately.

This was said by Emmanuel Osodeke, president of ASUU, on Monday night’s episode of Politics Today on Channels Television.

Osodeke asserted that the administration and he had achieved a deal, although it has not yet been formalized.

He cites ASUU’s insistence on using its own created payment mechanism, University Transparency Accountability Solution (UTAS), as a major requirement… CONTINUE READING

READ ALSO: ASUU Strike: Youth minister appeals to lectures to end strike

Nigeria ASUU Strike Update: The issue we have with ASUU – FG

The Federal Government, via the Ministry of Labor and Employment, explained on Sunday why no unions from the country’s higher education system were invited to the meeting last Thursday.

According to FG, the purpose of the meeting was to evaluate the advancement made thus far in resolving the few unmet requests of the striking university employees, including the controversial payment platform and the revision of their employment agreements.

Olajide Oshundun, the Federal Ministry of Labour and Employment’s head of press and public relations, expressed regret over the aggressive and numerous unfounded accusations made by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) against the government and in particular Senator Chris Ngige, the minister responsible for labor and employment, saying that “all insinuations that the Ministry of Labor does not sympathize with students, unions, or parents, of which the minister is one, should be refuted.”

ASUU should know that we are arbitrators and conciliators,” it stated. We are unable to create agreements. However, we are free to listen to the government side and urge them to complete their own contribution as soon as feasible.

The statement criticized ASUU President Professor Emmanuel Osodeke’s claims that his union did not receive an invitation from the Federal Government to attend the meeting held on Thursday, June 23, 2022 at the Presidential Villa Abuja during an appearance on Channels Television.

The statement claims that before Osodeke’s interview, many articles written by ASUU members had been trending on social media, accusing the Minister of Labour and Employment of being the source of the lecturers‘ complaints at the universities….. CONTINUE READING

ASUU responds, “We will continue our strike.” Mr. Buni

Yobe State University’s branch of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU-YSU) has committed to support the nationwide walkout while pursuing resolution of its regional demands.

This was one of the decisions made following the Branch’s emergency congress meeting on Friday in Damaturu.

The meeting was held to examine the ongoing national strike in light of the most recent announcement by the University Governing Council, according to a statement from the branch chair, Dr. Mohammed S. Jajere.

“The branch joined the ongoing national strike as a chartered member of ASUU, not on the false pretext of solidarity, as the council had falsely claimed.

The Chairperson stated that, contrary to the Council’s assertion, neither the University administration nor the State Government had any involvement with any of the outstanding branch issues mentioned in our earlier resolution from May 10, 2022.

Jajere claims that the congress issued a warning to ASUU members from other colleges that they would be reported to their respective branches for appropriate sanctions if they violated the strike action in any way.

As instructed by the council, members should refrain from signing any form of work resumption register.

READ ALSO: ASUU Strike Update Today, Friday 24th June, 2022

“The administration of the institution should refrain from any type of victimization or intimidation directed at our union’s members who exercise their constitutional rights.

He encouraged parents not to send their children back to school because doing so might be a waste of resources.

ASUU Denies Receiving Invitation for a meeting with FG

ASUU disagrees with Chris Ngige, the minister of labor, who claims not to have received a meeting invitation.

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has insisted that they haven’t gotten an official invitation from the federal government for the meeting with the government delegation that had been previously announced in order to resolve the points of contention and end the strike.

The federal government will meet with the ASUU team on Thursday to discuss the concerns causing the strike, the Minister of Labor and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige, announced just 24 hours prior.

This was announced by Professor Emmanuel Osodeke, the president of ASUU, on June 23 and is visible on the union’s official Twitter account.

READ ALSO: Organ Harvesting: Meet Daughter of Ike Ekweremadu, Sonia who Needed kidney transplant

Nigeria ASUU Strike Update: “ASUU will call off strike soon” — FG


Due to its commitment to resolving disputes with the university-based unions, the Federal Government has guaranteed that academic activities would begin in earnest.

Currently on strike are the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU), Non-Academic Staff Union of Universities (NASU), and Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).

Senator Chris Ngige, Minister of Labour and Employment, stated that the strike’s end is imminent following the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari at the Council Chambers of the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

Denying the claim that the Federal Government intended to change the payment schedule for unions, the minister claimed that the government had called all pertinent agencies, including the National Information Development Agency (NITDA), to brief it on the progress made in resolving the contentious issues that had sparked the unions’ ongoing strike.

Speaking at the time, Ngige stated that the government was eager to see the students return to their studies.

The University Transparency and Accountability System (UTAS), which was suggested by ASUU as an alternative platform, and the University Peculiar Personnel and Payroll System (U3PS), which was suggested by SSANU and NASU, are anticipated to be discussed during the meeting on Thursday, according to him.

The minister stated that he was awaiting the findings of the Tripartite Plus Committee, which included the National University Commission (NUC), the Chief of Staff, the Salaries and Wages Income Commission, the Ministry of Education, and the striking unions. It might interest you to read ASUU Strike Update: APC National Youth Leader, Dayo Israel Meets With Chris Ngige Over Lingering Strike

Warm Welcome to all our esteemed readers. As usual, StechiteGist Media bring to you the Latest News On ASUU Strike Update Today, Wednesday, August 10, 2022.

READ ASUU STRIKE UPDATE TODAY, WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 10 2022 BELOW:

Struggle Continues As ASUU Extends Strike by one-month

The ongoing strike has been extended once more by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) by four weeks.The decision was made, according to Prof. Emmanuel Osodeke, president of the union, who made the announcement via a statement on Monday, to give the administration adequate time to resolve all outstanding issues with the academics.

The ASUU President stated that the extension is effective immediately on August 1 and that the association’s emergency National Executive Committee meeting was held on Sunday at the University of Abuja.‘Following extensive deliberations and taking cognisance of Government’s past failures to abide by its own timelines in addressing issues raised in the 2020 FGN/ASUU Memorandum of Action (MOA), NEC resolved that the strike be rolled over for four weeks to give Government more time to satisfactorily resolve all the outstanding issues. According to the statement, the roll-over strike action will begin at midnight on August 1, 2022.

The Academic Staff Union of Universities’ (ASUU) National Executive Council had an emergency meeting on Sunday, July 31, 2022, at the Comrade Festus Iyayi National Secretariat, University of Abuja, Abuja. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss recent events after NEC’s decision to extend its roll-over strike action by an additional 12 weeks beginning in May 2022…READ FULL ARTICLE

ASUU rejects Buhari’s two-week deadline

Prof. Emmanuel Osodeke, the president of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, criticized the Federal Government on Tuesday for failing to prioritize education in Nigeria, claiming that the sector’s problems won’t be solved until the ruling class is made to send their children to public schools.

ASUU has finished negotiations with the government and was only waiting for the ministers to sign the deal made with the university lecturers, according to Osodeke, who dismissed the President’s two-week ultimatum to ministers to halt the strike.

While criticizing the brain drain in the education sector, the ASUU President also pointed out that Nigeria is losing its medical professionals to other nations.

Osodeke stated that the lecturers were prepared to return to the classrooms as long as the government upheld its end of the deal while appearing on Today Today, a current affairs program on Channels Television… CONTINUE READING

FG to end ASUU strike in 14 days

President Muhammadu Buhari has given the Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu, a two-week ultimatum to end the ongoing strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) and other university-based unions.ASUU had commenced strike on February 14, and other unions also joined them over the alleged inability of the federal government to meet up with their demands.

Buhari gave the directive Tuesday after receiving briefings from the relevant government Ministries, Departments, and Agencies (MDAs) involved in the ongoing efforts to end the face-off with the university unions.The president summoned them to get more information on why the strike had persisted for too long.After Tuesday’s briefing, the President ordered the education minister to ensure that the areas of disagreements were sorted out within two weeks and report back to him…READ FULL ARTICLE

“Enough can’t be enough” – ASUU replies Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari’s remarks that the continuing strike by university lecturers has reached “enough is enough” have prompted a response from the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).In an appeal for the lecturers on strike to end their walkout, Mr. Buhari expressed his hope that the union “would sympathize with the individuals on the lengthy strike.”

The days of keeping students at home are truly over. When he hosted lawmakers, governors, and other political figures at his home in Daura, Katsina State, on Monday, Mr. Buhari remarked, “Don’t injure the next generation for gods sake.

ASUU responded by stating that it wouldn’t be enough “unless the president works to reorient the nation’s deteriorating public university education.”

The union charged that by not addressing the problems that sparked the walkout, Mr. Buhari was not functioning in a presidential manner… CONTINUE READING

READ ALSO: ASUU Is Prepared To End The Strike – Falana

“Help me beg ASUU to call off strike” – Buhari Pleads

On Monday, President Muhammadu Buhari traveled to Daura, which is located in the state of Katsina. While there, he pleaded with members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to end their protracted strike.

According to President Buhari, the suspension will have a generational impact on families, as well as on the educational system and the future growth of the country.

Sallah homage was paid at the President’s residence by some governors of the All Progressives Congress (APC), legislators, and political leaders. The President said that the strike had already taken a toll on the psychology of parents, students, and other stakeholders, bringing up a number of moral issues that already beg for attention. He said that the strike had already taken a toll on the psychology of parents, students, and other stakeholders.

In a statement that was released by the presidential spokesman, Garba Shehu, President Buhari made the observation that the future of the country is dependent on the quality of educational institutions and education. In the same statement, President Buhari assured students that the government understands their position, and that negotiations should continue with them.

We are hopeful that ASUU would have compassion for the folks who have been on strike for such a long time. Students should not be required to remain at home any longer than absolutely necessary. “For the love of God, don’t do anything to injure the next generation,” he pleaded…READ FULL ARTICLE

“ASUU strike may end tomorrow” – Prof Osodeke reveals

If the federal government answers their concerns, the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has stated that their industrial action will terminate immediately.

This was said by Emmanuel Osodeke, president of ASUU, on Monday night’s episode of Politics Today on Channels Television.

Osodeke asserted that the administration and he had achieved a deal, although it has not yet been formalized.

He cites ASUU’s insistence on using its own created payment mechanism, University Transparency Accountability Solution (UTAS), as a major requirement… CONTINUE READING

READ ALSO: ASUU Strike: Youth minister appeals to lectures to end strike

Nigeria ASUU Strike Update: The issue we have with ASUU – FG

The Federal Government, via the Ministry of Labor and Employment, explained on Sunday why no unions from the country’s higher education system were invited to the meeting last Thursday.

According to FG, the purpose of the meeting was to evaluate the advancement made thus far in resolving the few unmet requests of the striking university employees, including the controversial payment platform and the revision of their employment agreements.

Olajide Oshundun, the Federal Ministry of Labour and Employment’s head of press and public relations, expressed regret over the aggressive and numerous unfounded accusations made by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) against the government and in particular Senator Chris Ngige, the minister responsible for labor and employment, saying that “all insinuations that the Ministry of Labor does not sympathize with students, unions, or parents, of which the minister is one, should be refuted.”

ASUU should know that we are arbitrators and conciliators,” it stated. We are unable to create agreements. However, we are free to listen to the government side and urge them to complete their own contribution as soon as feasible.

The statement criticized ASUU President Professor Emmanuel Osodeke’s claims that his union did not receive an invitation from the Federal Government to attend the meeting held on Thursday, June 23, 2022 at the Presidential Villa Abuja during an appearance on Channels Television.

The statement claims that before Osodeke’s interview, many articles written by ASUU members had been trending on social media, accusing the Minister of Labour and Employment of being the source of the lecturers‘ complaints at the universities….. CONTINUE READING

ASUU responds, “We will continue our strike.” Mr. Buni

Yobe State University’s branch of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU-YSU) has committed to support the nationwide walkout while pursuing resolution of its regional demands.

This was one of the decisions made following the Branch’s emergency congress meeting on Friday in Damaturu.

The meeting was held to examine the ongoing national strike in light of the most recent announcement by the University Governing Council, according to a statement from the branch chair, Dr. Mohammed S. Jajere.

“The branch joined the ongoing national strike as a chartered member of ASUU, not on the false pretext of solidarity, as the council had falsely claimed.

The Chairperson stated that, contrary to the Council’s assertion, neither the University administration nor the State Government had any involvement with any of the outstanding branch issues mentioned in our earlier resolution from May 10, 2022.

Jajere claims that the congress issued a warning to ASUU members from other colleges that they would be reported to their respective branches for appropriate sanctions if they violated the strike action in any way.

As instructed by the council, members should refrain from signing any form of work resumption register.

READ ALSO: ASUU Strike Update Today, Friday 24th June, 2022

“The administration of the institution should refrain from any type of victimization or intimidation directed at our union’s members who exercise their constitutional rights.

He encouraged parents not to send their children back to school because doing so might be a waste of resources.

ASUU Denies Receiving Invitation for a meeting with FG

ASUU disagrees with Chris Ngige, the minister of labor, who claims not to have received a meeting invitation.

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has insisted that they haven’t gotten an official invitation from the federal government for the meeting with the government delegation that had been previously announced in order to resolve the points of contention and end the strike.

The federal government will meet with the ASUU team on Thursday to discuss the concerns causing the strike, the Minister of Labor and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige, announced just 24 hours prior.

This was announced by Professor Emmanuel Osodeke, the president of ASUU, on June 23 and is visible on the union’s official Twitter account.

READ ALSO: Organ Harvesting: Meet Daughter of Ike Ekweremadu, Sonia who Needed kidney transplant

Nigeria ASUU Strike Update: “ASUU will call off strike soon” — FG


Due to its commitment to resolving disputes with the university-based unions, the Federal Government has guaranteed that academic activities would begin in earnest.

Currently on strike are the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU), Non-Academic Staff Union of Universities (NASU), and Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).

Senator Chris Ngige, Minister of Labour and Employment, stated that the strike’s end is imminent following the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari at the Council Chambers of the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

Denying the claim that the Federal Government intended to change the payment schedule for unions, the minister claimed that the government had called all pertinent agencies, including the National Information Development Agency (NITDA), to brief it on the progress made in resolving the contentious issues that had sparked the unions’ ongoing strike.

Speaking at the time, Ngige stated that the government was eager to see the students return to their studies.

The University Transparency and Accountability System (UTAS), which was suggested by ASUU as an alternative platform, and the University Peculiar Personnel and Payroll System (U3PS), which was suggested by SSANU and NASU, are anticipated to be discussed during the meeting on Thursday, according to him.

The minister stated that he was awaiting the findings of the Tripartite Plus Committee, which included the National University Commission (NUC), the Chief of Staff, the Salaries and Wages Income Commission, the Ministry of Education, and the striking unions. It might interest you to read ASUU Strike Update: APC National Youth Leader, Dayo Israel Meets With Chris Ngige Over Lingering Strike

ASUU Strike Update Today, STECHITEGIST

Don’t you think this post will be helpful to somebody else? Please share it to others via the social media button below Thanks for reading. Do well to drop your question in the comment box, we will be glad to hear from you.

You may also like

Leave a Comment

%d bloggers like this: