Mon. Sep 26th, 2022

Latest ASUU strike update: We’re waiting to hear from FG.

The Academic Staff Union of Universities, which is on strike, has stated that it is awaiting the Federal Government’s response to its requests.

The FGN-ASUU 2009 agreements with the four university unions, all of which are now on strike, are being renegotiated, according to The PUNCH.

which claimed that the Federal Government’s renegotiation team led by Prof. Nimi Briggs met with ASUU leadership on Monday.

The meeting, according to ASUU President Emmanuel Osodeke, was fair and they expected the government to respond to the problems they raised with the committee.

Osodeke responded, “I don’t know if we are calling off the strike soon. I don’t know if we had a fair discussion with the Briggs committee. We are awaiting the government’s final response.

“It is a group made up of many government organizations. They must return to their principal, review our agreement, and then get in touch with us.

We will provide you with all the information whenever they answer to us.

He said that the National Information Technology Development Agency is still testing the University Transparency and Accountability Solution, and he added that ASUU has met with a committee from the Federal Government three times.

Osodeke added that the committee has not extended any further invitations.
They will contact us when they are ready for another meeting, but none at this time, he stated. We’ve met with them three or four times total.

The Federal Government did not agree to some of ASUU’s demands, including the release of funds for university revitalization, renegotiation of the 2009 FGN/ASUU agreement, release of earned allowances for university lecturers, and implementation of the University Transparency and Accountability Solution, so ASUU began its ongoing strike on February 14, 2022.

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