See 2018 ASUU Strike Update Here.
Here is the current upgrade on the continuous ASUU strike. The Federal Federal Government and the Academic Personnel Union of Universities (ASUU) have actually settled on particular ares which has actually caused the conditional suspension of then strike on Thursday, 7th February,2019
The strike launched by the Academic Personnel Union of Universities because in 2015 might be concerning an end as the lectures’ union and Federal Federal government have actually reached an arrangement on 7 crucial locations.
The Minister of Labour and Efficiency, Dr. Chris Ngige, who made this understood after a conference with ASUU authorities led by its President, Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, mentioned that the federal government had actually made “significant development” in its conversation with the union.
He stated the federal government has actually launched N163 billion from Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETfund) to please a few of the needs of ASUU.
Ngige stated the union and federal government had actually solved the majority of the problems, including that ASUU would require to consult its members and after that notify the federal government of its choice.
He stated: “Today we have actually accepted money revitalization. Federal government has actually launched from TETFUND account about N163 bn. The conference will reconvene at the circumstances of ASUU. FG is not weak in the settlement. The strike is not slipping out of our hands.
” We did not take a long period of time than we prepared for. We have other dedications however the crucial thing is that we have actually made significant development. We have actually reached some arrangements in 7 locations.
” We have actually reached some arrangements in 7 locations. The majority of the problems have actually been solved however ASUU will require to consult its members and include what they believe. If you aggregate the overall quantity of loan included, it is beyond N50 bn.
” We are paying in a number of compartments and these are financial obligation from 2019 to2012 We have actually begun settling the made allowances there and launched N154 bn for deficiency in the payment of wages.
In his response, the ASUU President, Prof. Ogunyemi stated conversation with the federal government will continue at a later date while repeating that the union had actually not cancelled the strike.
He stated prior to the strike can be suspended, the federal government should attend to the problem of revitalization.
The ASUU authorities stated: “We have actually not suspended the strike, the conversation will continue at a later date.
” We are returning to our members for additional assessment. FG provided us response to our propositions however there were still grey locations that we are attempting to figure out.
” Prior to the strike can be suspended, the most important location that FG should attend to is revitalization. It is main to our scholastic work, unless that location is attended to, our members will still have problems.
” We are not requiring for N50 bn, we are stating that the minimum that Fg can launch to reactivate revitalization fund is N50 bn,” he included.
President Muhammadu Buhari had actually previously purchased Mr. Ngige, to end the over two-month-old strike by Nigerian university instructors prior to the conference with the university lectures begun.
Nevertheless, one significant problem that keeps dragging the settlements backward and forward is the revitalisation of universities. (NAN).
See 2018 ASUU Strike Update Here.