Education

ASUU Announce returning back to strike

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has claimed its demands have not been satisfactorily addressed, despite agreeing to call-off its eight-month strike

ASUU’s National Executive Council (NEC) took the decision to suspend the industrial action during its overnight meeting that was rounded up in the early hours of Friday.

In a memo signed by the union’s president, Friday 14th October, Emmanuel Osodeke, they made it clear that some of its issues remain unresolved.

Osodeke also listed some of the sticking points in the negotiations with the National Assembly and the federal government.

“For the avoidance of doubt, the issues include funding for revitalisation of public universities, earned academic allowances, proliferation of public universities, visitation panels/release of white papers, university transparency and accountability solution (UTAS) as a broad spectrum software to stop illegality and provide for an alternative payment platform in the university system, renegotiation of the 2009 agreement
While appreciating the commendable efforts of the leadership of the house of representatives and other patriotic Nigerians who waded into the matter, NEC noted with regret that the issues in dispute are yet to be satisfactorily addressed,” the memo read in part.

ASUU has, however, directed lecturers to resume with immediate effect.

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