ASUU embarks on a 1month strike
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ASUU EMBARKS ON A 1MONTH STRIKE

ASUU embarks on a 1month strike: The Academic Staff Union of Universities has, yesterday, declared their intention to embark on a 1 monthly warning strike. This has, however, caused a serious uproar among the students. The strike commenced on the 14th February 2022 being valentine day. Many, has, however, said it is such an unwanted valentine gift from ASUU. The strike was declared by the president of ASUU, Prof. Emmanuel Osodeke, on Monday.

He said the strike, started on Monday, February 14, 2022. Besides, this would keep going for an underlying time of about a month.

Even so, as per him, the association attempted to keep away from the strike. Still the Federal Government is inert to the association’s requests.

The ASUU administrator additionally said ASUU NEC blamed the creation of new Universities.

However, he said, “NEC made plans to leave on the four-week turn over an aggregate and exhaustive strike. As the public authority has, nonetheless, neglected to carry out the Memorandum of Action it endorsed with the ASUU in December 2020.

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“We welcome all admirers of training to join our battle for a more prominent Nigeria. Nigerian government officials continue multiplying instructive organizations without focusing on schooling.

On the other hand, “ASUU won’t yield in its notable obligation of upholding for a superior University framework.

“This is on the grounds that it holds the way into our aggregate flourishing and better future for students; thus, let us cooperate to fix it.”

Osodeke requested that the Federal Government call the Vice-Chancellor of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Prof. Eyitope Ogunbodede, to arrange over the neglected Earned Academic Allowances of its individuals in the Universities.

“We have a concurred layout with FG yet the VC would not pay. Inability to pay to utilize that layout is a misappropriation. He ought to be forewarned,” the ASUU president said.

Moreover, members of the union’s National Executive Council had held marathon meetings since Saturday. At the University of Lagos tagged, ‘NEC for NEC.’

Clearly, ASUU had sensitised and mobilised lecturers and students across all universities on the reason the union might go on strike.

ASUU embarks on a 1month strike: Backstory

Furthermore, the union had expressed grievances. Over the failure of the Federal Government to fulfil some of the agreements it made as far back as 2009. ASUU had on November 15, 2021, given the federal government a three-week ultimatum over the failure to meet the demands.

The teachers took steps to set out on one more round of modern activity following the claimed “government’s untrustworthiness” in the execution of the Memorandum of Action it endorsed with the association, prompting the suspension of the 2020 strike activity.

After the association’s National Executive Council meeting at the University of Abuja on November 13 and 14. ASUU President, Prof. Emmanuel Osodeke, regretted that notwithstanding meeting with the Minister of Labor and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige, on October 14, 2021, on issues, including subsidizing for the revitalisation of state-funded colleges, acquired scholarly recompenses, University Transparency Accountability Solution. Also advancement unfulfilled obligations, renegotiation of 2009 ASUU-FGN Agreement. As well as that of the irregularities in Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System Payment, none of its requests had been met.

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Following the danger, the Minister of State for Education, Emeka Nwajiuba, guaranteed that the association would be paid.

Half a month later, ASUU suspended the arranged strike. As N22.1 billion procured recompenses were, however, paid to lecturers in varsities.

CONCLUSION

Closely following the association’s reestablished fomentations, the co-directors of the National Inter-strict Council, the Sultan of Sokoto, Muhammad Abubakar III, and the President of the Christian Association of Nigeria, Dr. Samson Ayokunle, visited the President, Major-General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), last month. Over the absence of execution of the Memorandum of Understanding the public authority endorsed with ASUU in 2009 and others.

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