The Academic Staff Union of Universities have come to a conclusion to embark on the 1 month after a lengthy meeting that dragged into the wee hours of Monday 14th February, 2022, the National Executive Council, NEC, of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, came to a conclusion to embark on one-month warning strike to press home its demands from the government.
A source at the meeting held in Lagos told Vanguard in confidence that the strike is to allow the Federal Government do the needful failure to which the union would go on an indefinite strike.
According to ASUU, “We just want to give the government a long rope hoping that it would see the need to avoid a total paralysis of academic activities in the nation’s universities. We are parents too and have our children in the system but we cannot watch and allow the total collapse of education in the country”.
Furthermore, our agitation is in the best interest of all stakeholders which includes students, parents and guardians because when the system we are demanding for is achieved, it will be in the best interest of us all. Despite Well known Nigerians wading into the matter, the government has failed to meet with our demands. Our National President would explain more when he briefs the press later today,” he said.
Remember that ASUU has been agitating for a number of demands including the payment of Earned Academic Allowance, revitalization fund, the replacement of the Integrated Personnel Payroll Information System, IPPIS, with the University Transparency and Accountability System UTAS, among others.
With the strike embarking today, hopefully the government will be moved to heed to our demands by doing the needful as earlier agreed.
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ASUU, NEC and FG To Converge in Abuja on Monday night 21st February, 2022.
The Academic Staff Union of Universities alongside the National Executive Council (NEC) will be having a meeting with the Federal Government as regards the 1 month warning strike embarked upon by ASUU on the 14th, February, 2022.
This meeting is as a result of the backlashes received by the FG from stakeholders as well as the ongoing protests across the nation calling on the Federal Government to heed to the agreement signed in 2009 and call off the strike.
According to the national chairman, ASUU, prof. Emmanuel Osodeke, if the FG had been responsive to the union, there wouldn’t had been any strike action in the first place. In his words, its just a meeting they are inviting us for, we don’t have an idea about what they want to discuss with us.
The union further reiterated its stance on not calling off the strike unless their demands are met.