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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
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“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
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
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.
“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.
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
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