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ASUU Strike Continues As Lecturers Refuses To Accept IPPIS In Peace Meeting With House

 

All entreaties to the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to accept the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information system (IPPIS) as a platform for payment of lecturers fell on deaf ears during the peace move initiated by the House of Representatives to resolve the impasse between the striking lecturers and the Federal Government.

This online newspaper understands that in the third of a series of meetings at the instance of the leadership of the House on Thursday to broker peace, no agreement was reached.

In the meeting that lasted about three hours, it was an atmosphere filled with tension and emotion that led to raised voices and arguments that the Speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila, tried to manage rising tempers.

At a point, the leader of the House, Alhassan Doguwa, inferred ASUU was being unreasonable as he said there was no grounds ASUU should reject the options offered by the Federal Government to address the issue.

He said all stakeholders including the House were on one page, while ASUU was on the other.

Doguwa angrily said, “We must have to make progress and progress must have to start from somewhere. We agree you may still have other issues to raise but as long as we are to be guided by the submission of the head of service and the AGF, who said he has the jurisdiction and mandate to come up and address most of the concerns you have, I want to believe the end should justify the means. As leaders of the House, I want to urge you to allow us to make progress and the only way to make progress is for you to compromise and let us start from somewhere.”

Federal Government Offers ASUU Fresh Deal To End Strike

House of Representatives has continued in its efforts to end the crisis between the members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) and the Federal Government on Thursday met with the two parties.

According to speaker Femi Gbajabiamila, the recommendations would soon be presented to President Muhammadu Buhari.

The government’s side urged ASUU to allow their accommodation under the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System.

The ASUU side, however, insisted on an independent and domesticated platform for university lecturers, challenging the National Information Technology Development Agency to prove that the University Transparency Accountability Solution recommended by it failed the integrity test.

This is just as Gbajabiamila, said the report of the stakeholders’ roundtable and the recommendations of the parliament would soon be ready.

ASUU Strike: Why FG Reversed Decision To Reopen Universities

Fresh Facts have emerged on why the Federal Government quickly reversed its order to the various university management to reopen public universities amid the ongoing strike by members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU.

Recall that the Federal Government had earlier ordered Vice-Chancellors to re-open schools.

It had asked the Vice-Chancellors of universities “to ensure that the striking members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) resume and commence lectures immediately.”

However, it later issued another directive withdrawing its earlier circular.

The opinion leaders and other stakeholders interested in resolving the face-off between the ASUU and the government mounted pressure on government requesting that the circular, earlier sent to mandate the reopening of the universities, be withdrawn.

A senior official in the Ministry of Education, who didn’t want his name mentioned, disclosed that “the circular was withdrawn to allow for more negotiation between the government and the ASUU following the ongoing invention by the Speaker of the House of Representatives”.

FG Makes U-Turn, Withdraws Order To Reopen Varsities

Federal Government, through the National Universities Commission, Monday afternoon, withdrew its circular which ordered vice-chancellors, pro-chancellors and governing councils to re-open federal universities.

This online reliable newspaper had earlier reported that a circular tagged NUC/ES/138/Vol.64/135 was addressed to all vice-chancellors; pro-chancellors and chairmen of governing councils of federal universities ordering them to re-open universities.

But in another circular tagged NUC/ES/138/Vol.64/136, which was also signed by the Director, Finance and Account of the NUC, Sam Onazi, the commission withdrew the order.

Though it did not explain why. The letter tagged, “withdrawal of circular NUC/ES/138/Vol.64/135 dated September 23, 2022” partly read, “I have been directed to withdraw the NUC Circular Ref: NUC/ES/138/Vol.64/135, and dated September 23, 2022, on the above
subject.

FG Orders Vice-Chancellors To Reopen Universities Immediately

Federal Government through the National Universities Commission has ordered vice-chancellors to re-open schools and allow students to resume lectures with immediate effect.

This was made known in a letter signed by the Director, Finance and Accounts of the NUC, Sam Onazi, on behalf of the Executive Secretary of the commission, Professor Abubakar Rasheed.

The letter which was made exclusively available to NewsOnline Nigeria on Monday was addressed to all vice-chancellors; Pro-Chancellors and chairmen of governing councils of federal universities.

“Ensure that ASUU members immediately resume/commence lectures; Restore the daily activities and routines of the various University campuses”, the letter partly reads.

The national industrial court of Nigeria on Wednesday ordered the Academic Staff Union of Universities to call off its ongoing nationwide strike.

ASUU had been on strike since February 14 to press home the demand for improved funding for universities, a review of salaries for lecturers, among other issues.

Several meetings between ASUU and the Federal Government have ended in a deadlock.

Consequently, the Federal Government went to court to challenge the strike.

The government through its counsel, James Igwe, prayed the court for an interlocutory injunction restraining ASUU from taking further steps as regards the strike, pending the determination of the substantive suit.

The counsel to the Federal Government James Igwe on Wednesday prayed the court to order the striking varsity lecturers to in the interim, return to work, pending the determination of the substantive suit before the court.

He maintained that the matter was not only urgent, but of a great national interest as millions of students have been at home for over seven months.

ASUU Strike Hindered Bursary To Education Undergraduates – FG

The Federal Ministry of Education on Monday claimed that the ongoing strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities(ASUU) has hindered the payment of bursary to students of education in universities.

The permanent secretary of the ministry, Andrew Adejo, made this known during the 2022 World Teachers Day press briefing held in Abuja.

Recall that President Buhari had 2021 promised to release bursaries to students studying education in universities and colleges of education.

“Undergraduates of B.Ed/B.A. Ed/BSc. Ed in Public institutions are to receive stipends of N75,000.00 per semester while NCE students will get N50,000.00 as stipends per semester.

“Federal Government should find the modality through which respective states’ governments could provide automatic employment for NCE graduates at Basic Education level,” Buhari had said through his minister of education, Adamu Adamu.

Speaking to the press, Adejo said, “The implementation of the payment of stipends has commenced.

However, due to the strike, we have not been able to get the data of all the students in universities. We only have 7 per cent of the required data to be processed for payment.”

ASUU Strike Continues As Lecturers Drag FG To Appeal Court

The Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, says it will appeal the order by the National Industrial Court of Nigeria (NICN) asking its members to call off the seven-month-long strike.

The University of Abuja chapter chairman of ASUU, Dr Kasim Umar, stated this while reacting to the order by the court in Abuja.

Umar revealed that the national executive Council of ASUU will meet today to conclude modalities on the appeal process.

Meanwhile, the Pro-Chancellor of the University of Abuja, Prof. Ahmed Modibbo Mohammed, has advised the federal government to apply caution in handling the crisis with the union.

ASUU Strike: ‘Catastrophe’, What Happened In Military Era Will Happen Again- Osedeke 

Professor Osedeke said it was regrettable that the Federal government wants to force the university lecturers back to class without addressing the challenges affecting the education sector.

He said the implication of the court ruling and the action of the President Buhari-led Federal government is that more brain drain will hit the country as many lecturers will leave the country for other democratic nations.

Osedeke who stated this on Wednesday in a live interview on Channels TV programme added that the last time the then military government applied force in solving an industrial dispute between ASUU and the government was catastrophic.

He said, “Let me tell you the catastrophe of what has just happened. The last time this happened was during the military era.

ASUU Strike: NANS To Ground Economy, Airports On Monday

Nigeria’s students body also passed a vote of no confidence on the Minister of Works, Raji Fashola and the Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu.

NANS said lamented that the Federal government has shown that it cared less about the plight of the students who have been at home for seven months and counting.

NANS made this known in Akure, Ondo State capital on Saturday in a press briefing, stating that their intention to ground all airports in the country is to affect the decision makers who have refused to settle ASUU for the sake of the Nigerian students.

The students’ body said the four-day closure of highways and expressways was a success, which is why they decided to stop international travel beginning on September 19, 2022, to affect government functionaries from engaging in international travel.

ASUU Strike: This Is Unacceptable- Catholic Bishops Slams FG, ASUU

Catholic Bishops also condemned the resort to court actions by the Federal government instead of finding an out-of-court solution.

This was disclosed in a communique issued at the end of the Second Plenary Meeting of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria (CBCN) at the Sacred Heart Pastoral/Retreat Centre, Orlu, Imo State, 8 – 16 September, 2022.

Part of the communique read: “The protracted strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) since 14 February 2022 is unacceptable. ASUU has cited the non-implementation of agreements by the Federal Government as the cause. We know that efforts have been made to resolve the matter.

ASUU Finally Speaks On Ending Seven-Month Strike

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has said it will only end its ongoing strike that has entered the seventh month only when a concrete agreement has been reached with the Federal Government.

embarked on industrial action on Feb.14, making it over seven months since public universities across the country were closed down.

After a breakdown in negotiations, the Federal Government dragged ASUU to the National Industrial Court in an attempt to end the strike.

ASUU President said: “On all these issues, we have given the government a minimum that we can accept, but they have not responded on the issue of revitalisation, on the issue of earned allowance and on issues that we have all discussed.

FG Drags ASUU To Court As Negotiation To End Strike Fails

Federal Government has dragged the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to the National Industrial Court over the union’s prolonged strike action which is about 7 months old.

This disclosure is contained in a statement issued on Sunday by the Head, Press and Public Relations of the Federal Ministry of Labour and Employment, Olajide Oshundun, who said that the Federal Government took the decision after its dialogue with the ASUU leadership failed.

Oshundun in the statement said that the referral instrument in the trade dispute between the federal government and ASUU dated September 8, 2022, was addressed to the Registrar of the Industrial Court and signed by the Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige.

The Federal Government in the case which it seeks accelerated hearings, wants the National Industrial Court to order ASUU members to resume work, while the issues in dispute are being addressed by the court.

Court Takes Decision On FG Suit Asking ASUU To End Strike

National Industrial Court has adjourned the case between the Federal Government and the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, to September 16.

Justice Polycap Hamman adjourned the matter to enable both parties to file the necessary papers for the suit.

The Head of Press and Public Relations at the Ministry of Labour and Employment, Olajide Oshundun, had revealed that the matter was referred to the Registrar of National Industrial Court by the Minister of Labour and Productivity, Chris Ngige, following which the government approached the court requesting an order for ASUU to resume while the dispute is being addressed.

ASUU Strike Grounds Businesses Around Universities As Owners Count Losses

Mega Screen, a once bubbling area at the temporary site of the University of Abuja is currently like a ghost town, it has been like that since February.

The students, who are the main lifeblood of this area, are currently at home waiting for news on when the strike will be over.

Alhaji Bagudu and many other petty traders, Mai Suya, Mai Shai and others are equally waiting for news on the call-off of the strike as the businesses depend on the students.

“In February, when the strike was declared, some of the students stayed, hoping it’s going to be a short strike. After a while, most left. Right now, it is pointless opening the shops. Some days, you don’t even make enough to cover transport,” Mr Bagudu said.

While attention has been on the plight of students, the entire university ecosystem goes beyond students and staff of the university, as several businesses depend on the university community to sustain.

NANS Threaten To Shutdown Ministry Of Education Over ASUU Strike

The National Association of Nigerian Students, NANS, has called on the Federal Government to resolve, within a few working days, the lingering Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, strike.

This was disclosed in a press statement issued by the NANS’s factional President, Umar Faruk Lawal, at Abuja, on Thursday.

Lawal said Nigerian students’ patience has been stretched beyond limits, following the effect of the industrial action by ASUU.

FG Announces Salary Increment For Lecturers, ASUU Rejects Offer

The federal government has announced an upward review of the salaries of lecturers in universities with a 35 percent increment for professors, and a 23.5 percent increment for lecturers below the rank of professors.

This was disclosed by the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, on Tuesday, September 6, at a meeting with vice-chancellors and other stakeholders in the university system.

The minister further stated that the 2023 budget will make provision for the sum of N150 billion and N50 billion as funds for the revitalization of Federal Universities and the payment of outstanding areas of earned academic allowances, respectively. The funds is be paid to the institutions in the first quarter of the year.

 

However, the leadership of ASUU and three other university unions who had been on strike rejected the offer, describing it as ”inadequate”.

 

According to the unions, the projected increment cannot meet their respective demands needed to tackle the challenges confronting the university system. A source close to the academic body also revealed that the union is seeking over a 100 percent increase in salaries.

FG Begs Senate To Promote Policies, Actions That Will Discourage ASUU Strike

Federal Government has called for the promotion of policies and actions that would discourage strikes in Nigerian universities.

FG said that Chairmen of University Councils and Senates must rise up to their responsibilities as the highest decision-making bodies on campuses by ensuring good working conditions for all staff of the university.

This was contained in a statement by the Federal Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, on Tuesday, in Abuja, while addressing vice-chancellors and pro-chancellors of federal universities at the National Universities Commission.

ASUU Strike: I’m In Personal Anguish, Internal Turmoil- Adamu Adamu

Mallam Adamu Adamu said he did wished he would end issues of strike in the country’s education sector as Education Minister, but events surrounding ASUU strike have made it impossible.

Adamu stated this on Tuesday in an address to vice-chancellors and pro-chancellors of federal universities at the National Universities Commission in Abuja.

Adamu said, “For me, the past two weeks have been a very dark period of personal anguish and internal turmoil. I used to deceive myself that in a climate of frankness, and with mutual goodwill, it will fall to my lot to bring an end to the incessant strikes in the education sector.

 

ASUU Strike: ASUU Is Callous, Unreasonable- Tinubu’s Dir. Of Media, Onanuga

 

Onanuga said the leadership should have known that the agreement they had with the Federal government was under the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) administration and not in All Progressives Congress (APC) and President Buhari’s administration.

 

Onanuga stated this in an interview session with a national daily, Punch on the chances of Tinubu’s candidacy ahead of the 2023 general election.

 

The TCO director of media and communication said ASUU strike will not have effect on the chances of Bola Tinubu becoming president in 2023 because the issues of the strike and the agreements were inherited and not created by the APC.

He said, “Who created the ASUU crisis? Buhari inherited the ASUU crisis. In fact, the agreement that caused the strike was done under the PDP administration. They agreed to it just to pacify ASUU, perhaps to get their votes, but Buhari has tried to implement many of the provisions in the agreement because the government is a continuum. He has tried to implement it, but ASUU keeps shifting the goalpost. The government is still not folding its hands. They have been talking to them and making them see the benefits of what the government can do to improve university education.

“Looking at ASUU’s position to extend the strike, the government has decided to meet them and assuage their worries. Maybe they are doing it for political reasons.”

ASUU Strike: Any Addition To Our Debt Burden Catastrophic- Nnamani Slams ASUU

 

Chimaroke Nnamani said ASUU should take a cue from similar trade unions like the Austrian National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU) and study how such issues are resolved, than keeping Nigerian children at home.

The senator who represents Enugu East in the National Assembly also lamented that ASUU as a body had engaged in too many strike actions starting from the 1970s to the present administration.

In a series of tweets, Chimaroke Nnamani said, “But one would expect ASUU, a union that has been concerned about the Nigerian debt service crisis since 1984, to comprehend the dire circumstances in which our country has found itself.

 

ASUU Strike Extended Again

 

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), has extended the ongoing strike.

This online news platform understands that ASUU extended the ASUU strike during its National Executive Council, NEC, meeting in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital on Monday, August 29, 2022.

A lecturer with the University of Calabar, UNICAL, who disclosed this to DAILY POST, said: “ASUU has extended the strike again. This government has refused to pay us, so we can’t go back to classes.

 

Emulate Jonathan’s Method To Resolve Strike, ASUU President Urges FG

Emmanuel Osodeke, president of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), has urged the federal government to emulate former President Goodluck Jonathan in resolving the lingering industrial action.

The strike, which began on February 16, is a result of the government’s inability to fully address the union’s demands.

The industrial action has lasted for more than six months with the federal government, through the education and labour ministers, finding it difficult to reach a resolution.

 

ASUU Likely To Declare Indefinite Strike Next Week

 

There are reports that the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) is set to likely declare an indefinite strike during its upcoming National Executive Council (NEC) meeting over the inability of the Federal Government to meet its demands.

Unconfirmed reports allege that none of the ASUU branches that have held their congresses voted for the suspension of the industrial action, noting that it is either they voted for another rollover of an indefinite strike.

 

ASUU Strike: Parents Propose To Pay N10,000 Per Session To Fund University

 

Parents under the NAPTAN said the six months ASUU strike without an end in sight is having more effect on their families and the children’s future.

Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) went on strike on the 14 of February, to protest poor funding of university education.

The body of university lecturers is among other things demanding the Federal government implement the agreement it had with the body.

 

Strike Continues, FG Yet To Take Concrete Action – ASUU

Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), University of Abuja branch, has told Nigerians that the ongoing strike will continue because the Federal Government is yet to call the union for discussion.

The ASUU’s branch chairman, Dr Kassim Umaru, disclosed this in an interview with newsmen at the end of its Congress, held at the University’s Mini Campus in Gwagwalada on Tuesday.

Umaru also challenged the Federal Government to reference any of the things done to bring to an end the ongoing strike.

According to him, Congress deliberated on issues around the strike and vehemently pronounced and rejected the offer presented by the Federal Government, adding that the National Executive Council (NEC) would meet at the end of the four weeks ultimatum to take its decision.

Umaru said, “As far as we’re concerned, the federal government hasn’t done anything to our various demands.

 

NBA 2022: I Will Return All Universities To State Govts – Atiku

 

Atiku Abubakar stated this at the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) Annual General Conference held on Monday at Eko Hotel in Lagos.

Atiku said the Federal government has no money to operate and finance universities, citing the United States and other European countries where universities are either owned by the state governments or private individuals.

The former vice president also stated that university education worked in Nigeria during the regional government era in the country, which he intends to replicate by returning ownership of universities to state governments.

Strike Continues As ASUU Meeting With FG End In Deadlock

 

the meeting between the federal government and the leadership of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), on Tuesday ended without an agreement.

As a result of this, the six-month-old strike embarked on by public university lecturers is set to continue.

The lecturers met with the Professor Nimi Briggs Committee at the National University Commission (NUC) in Abuja with high hopes of resolving the impasse.

ASUU Strike- FG, ASUU To Meet Today, Strike Enters 183-day

The meeting is coming on the heel of failed negotiations and what ASUU described as insincerity of the Federal government in implementing the resolutions of committees it set up to look into their demands.

Recall that the university lecturers downed their tools on 14 February 2022, Nigerian students have been at home amidst less effort by the Federal government to resolve the strike.

Speaking on Channels Television programme monitored by Newsonline, Professor Emmanuel Osedeke, ASUU National Chairman, disclosed that the body will be meeting with the Federal government today.

 

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ASUU Strike: Umahi, Keyamo Are Interlopers, FG Must Meet Our Demand- Osodeke

 

ASUU president, Osodeke said the comment of the duo that the Federal government cannot meet their demand and will not borrow to meet their demand showed they are interlopers.

Professor Osedeke stated that at no time did the Federal government approach the university lecturers’ body with a plea that they cannot meet their demand.

ASUU said that the Federal government did not appoint Governor Umahi to speak on the issue because the government understand that ASUU made its position clear.

 

ASUU Strike: Vote Out APC In 2023- ASUU Begs Students, Parents

 

SUU said the ruling APC government of President Muhammadu Buhari does not value the future and education of the Nigerian youths.

ASUU National President, Professor Emmanuel Osedeke, stated that the government of APC has shown that it was not ready to address the demands of the body which is improving the university system.

ASUU went on strike on the 14 of February 2022, demanding that the Federal government should implement the agreement it had with the body in 2009.

 

ASUU Strike ‘ill Never Happen In My Administration- Atiku Pledges

Atiku stated that he started investing in education for 30 years from nursery to university and understood how it should be run.

Alhaji Atiku Abubakar stated this on Friday while commemorating International Youths Day (IYD) with the youths of the Peoples Democratic Party in Abuja.

Atiku stated that he understands to value and importance of education in a child because he benefited from education even though he had uneducated parents.

He said ” It will never happen under a PDP government or under my administration when I am elected.

“Do you know why I say that? I have been investing in education for the past 30 years. In the nursery, I started Primary, Secondary, and University we have never gone on strike for even one day.

 

ASUU Strike Can’t Stop Us From Conducting Exam — JAMB

 

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has said the prolonged industrial action by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) which has kept their students away from classrooms now for many months cannot stop it from conducting another round of the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) when it is due.

The Registrar of JAMB, Prof Is-haq Oloyede, gave this position in Lagos, on Saturday, while monitoring the mop-up exam, specially arranged for candidates whose centres were allegedly involved in malpractice and candidates with biometric issues during the general examination for this year in May.

 

About 1.7 million candidates sat for the exam nationwide while no fewer than 42, 000 candidates from the number sat the mop-up exam across 10 centres (outside their original centres) in about five states of the federation including Abia, Anambra, Delta, Edo and Lagos.

 

ASUU Not Only One In Nigeria, We Can’t Close Other Sectors Because They Are Owed- Keyamo

 

The Federal Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo has stated that the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, should not expect the Federal government to meet its requirement because the government cannot close other sectors.

 

Recall that the university lecturers union on Monday extended their industrial action which started on February 14 by four weeks after a failed negotiation between the Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu and the body.

 

President Buhari had given the minister a two weeks ultimatum to address the demands of ASUU for students who have been at home for five months to return to school.

 

ASUU Strike: I’ve Never Seen Weak President Like Buhari- Tanko Yakasai

The former Media Aide to Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, Tanko Yakasai, said the president has lost control of his appointees.

Salihu Tanko Yakasai, who was fired by Abdullahi Ganduje for criticizing President Buhari on insecurity said it was worrisome that after the two weeks ultimatum given to the Minister of Education Mallam Adamu Adamu had expired, the ASUU strike continues without an end in sight.

Describing President Buhari as weak, Tanko Yakasai said the action of the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, without consequence, was shameful and embarrassing.

 

ASUU Strike Continues As NEC Fails To Suspend Industrial Action

 

the industrial action by members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, will continue as members of the National Executive Council, NEC, of the union did not consider the option of suspending the action at its meeting which ended in the early hours of Monday in Abuja.

Checks showed that the national leadership of the union only briefed the meeting on their interactions and submissions made to the Prof. Nimi Briggs Committee set up the Federal Government to renegotiate the 2009 Agreement with the union.

FG Must Implement First Before We Return To Class- ASUU Insists

Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, has stated that the Federal government must implement its agreement before they return to class.

The Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, also stated that ASUU is right in its resilience to save the education sector.

 

Chairman of ASUU, University of Calabar Chapter, John Edoh said” it was inexplicable that the entire tertiary education system was shut down from Feb. 14 till today July 26 and the government has done nothing.”

 

John Edo who stated this in Calabar at the NLC solidarity protest said ASUU has several agreements and memoranda with the government which has not been implemented.

 

Edoh said, “This time is a time of implementation, the Federal Government must implement first before we return to the classrooms.”

Peter Obi Backs ASUU, Buhari Should Take Over The Negotiation Not Minister

The presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi has said he stands with the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU in their ongoing strike, stating that Buhari should take over the negotiation to ensure it is resolved.

ASUU Strike: Why Lecturers Must Call Off Strike – FG

 

Federal Government has urged the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, to call off its six-month-old strike.

 

Adamu Adamu, the Minister of Education urged ASUU to call off the strike and embrace dialogue.

Speaking at the 2022 police meeting on admissions to tertiary institutions in Nigeria held in Abuja, the minister said the strike should be called off in the interest of students.

 

According to Adamu, embracing dialogue is the only solution to the impasse.

 

He said: “I urge the leadership of tertiary institutions to partner with the Federal Government in its frantic efforts at restoring industrial harmony in tertiary institutions in Nigeria. It is clear that a stable academic calendar is required for quality education and development in Nigeria.

 

“I also seize this opportunity to appeal to the trade unions in the tertiary education sub-sector to, in the interest of the future of Nigeria, call off the perennial strike and embrace genuine dialogue as a solution to our problems.”

 

ASUU Strike: Two Weeks Is Too Long To End Strike, Just Sign- ASUU To Buhari

 

Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, has replied Buhari on the two weeks given to Education Minister Adamu Adamu to end the strike that has lasted six months, stating that what the President should do is sign the agreement with ASUU.

ASUU President, Prof. Emmanuel Osodeke, made the statement on Tuesday in reaction to President Buhari’s directive on Tuesday to Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, to within two weeks make sure that university lecturers return to school.

 

Also, Senator Shehu Sani has faulted the directive of President Buhari to ASUU, stating that Buhari’s directive should have been given to the Finance Minister to pay the university lecturers’ body the money it is demanding.

 

ASUU Declares Continuation of Strike, Disowns Breakaway Faction

 

Hopes of undergraduates returning to the classroom anytime soon have again been dashed as the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has ruled out any possibility of suspending its six months old strike.

Addressing journalists in Abuja on Tuesday, ASUU President, Professor Emmanuel Osodeke, accused the Ministry of Labour and Employment, chaired by Chris Ngige as “Conciliator” for continuously creating more chaos in the resolution process.

 

ASUU had on February 14 embarked on a strike to press home its demand, including the government’s investment in the nation’s university infrastructure, and payment of members’ salaries through the recommended University Transparency and Accountability Solution (UTAS), among several others.

 

At the end of the 30 days, the federal government failed to arrest the situation, which gave ASUU the impetus to roll-over the strike on March 14. More recently, the union declared another 12 weeks’ strike, thereby keeping the students perpetually at home.

ASUU Strike To End In Two Weeks

 

President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu, to resolve the prolonged industrial action embarked upon by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) and other university-based unions.

President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu, to resolve the prolonged industrial action embarked upon by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) and other university-based unions.

 

ASUU Strike: Enough Is Enough, Call Off Now – Buhari Begs Lecturers

 

President Muhammadu Buhari has urged the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, to reconsider their stand on the lingering strike.

Buhari said “enough is enough”, hence ASUU should consider the long-term effect on students and the generational consequences on families, the educational system and the future development of the country.

He spoke while receiving governors of the All Progressives Congress (APC), legislators and political leaders at his residence in Daura, Katsina State, on Monday.

The president lamented that the strike was already taking a toll on the psychology of parents, students and other stakeholders, throwing up many moral issues that already beg for attention.

 

Otedola Endorsed Tinubu Because ASUU Strike Can’t Affect DJ Cuppy – Yusuf

 

Newsonline reports that since Femi Otedola endorsed Bola Ahmed Tinubu, most netizens who have been singing his praises are alleging the billionaire benefits from Nigeria that has not been working.

 

A tweep, FS Yusuf, @FS_Yusuf_, stated, “DJ Cuppy is in Oxford University, you are in Yaba Tech. ASUU strike can never affect her but ASUU strike can halt your destiny. Otedola has the right to endorse a candidate and u have the right to reject it. Think twice. Suffer no be life.”

 

ASUU Disagrees With Labour Minister, Chris Ngige, Denies Receiving Invitation For A Meeting

 

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has maintained that they have not received any official invitation from the Federal Government for the earlier announced meeting with the government team aimed at resolving the areas of disagreements and calling off the strike.

 

ASUU To Call Off Strike Next Week – Education Minister

Minister of Educati on, Prof. Adamu Adamu, has stated that the ongoing industrial action embarked upon by members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) will be called off within the next one week.

 

ASUU Strike Update: Negotiation Committee Waiting For FG To Suspend Strike

Academic Staff Union of Universities and the Joint Action Committee of the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities, and the Non-Academic Staff Union of Educational and allied institutions have both said they have yet to receive any message after discussing the 2009 agreements with the Federal Government renegotiation committee.

 

ASUU Gives Positive Update, Says Talks With FG Progressing Smoothly

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has revealed that the renegotiation of the 2009 ASUU-Federal Government agreement which has been a major bone of contention in its dispute with the government is progressing smoothly and has reached an advanced stage.

The lecturers union said that the University Transparency and Accountability Solution (UTAS), which the government has refused to accept, has been tested for the third time by the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) and would start testing the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Informati on System (IPPIS) by next week.

This disclosure is part of the statement issued by the ASUU President, Professor Emmanuel Osodeke, and can be seen on the union’s website.

 

ASUU Issue Not As Simple As It Seems – Lai Mohammed

 

Federal Government has given indications that the lingering tussle between it and the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) is complex.

The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, said this on Wednesday after the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting chaired by President Muhammadu Buhari.

He said that in spite of the complexities, a lot is being done behind the scene to resolve the issues.

The minister argued that the Federal Government is concerned about the protracted issues with the lecturers and will continue to work to find an early resolution to the problem.

 

FG Continues Talks With ASUU As Strike Enters the Fourth Month

 

Federal Government has continued its negotiations with the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) as the strike by the lecturers enters its fourth month.

A meeting between the striking lecturers and the Professor Nimi Briggs Committee, however, ended without a concrete agreement as members planned to reconvene within 24 hours to consider a draft agreement.

 

University Students Lament As ASUU Strike Continues

Some students of Nigerian public universities have expressed frustration over the lingering strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities(ASUU).

Some of the students in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Port Harcourt on Friday appealed to Federal Government to meet at least 50 per cent of ASUU demands to end the strike.

JAMB Tackles ASUU President Over Unfair Comment

Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has knocked the President of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Prof. Emmanuel Osodeke, over a statement credited to the latter on the issue of admission into higher education institutions in the country.

Prof. Ishaq Oloyede-led JAMB, in a statement, said contrary to the erroneous belief of the ASUU President, the JAMB does not conduct admission for institutions but rather regulates the process.

 

ASUU Strike Update: FG-ASUU Meeting Holds Today

Federal Government will today meet with the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) while the Joint Action Committee of the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities, and the Non-Academic Staff Union of Educational and allied institutions would have their meeting on Friday with the FG.

The meetings are geared toward resolving the ongoing strike by the various unions.

 

ASUU Strike Update: FG Team Fails To Meet Deadline To Resolve Issue

Prof. Nimi Briggs-led committee set up the Federal Government to renegotiate the 2009 Agreement signed by the government with the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, and put an end to the ongoing industrial action by the union has failed to meet the three-month time frame given it by the FG to conclude its assignment.

The committee, which was inaugurated by the Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu, on March 7 this year, was given three months to conclude its assignment.

It was gathered that Adamu gave the committee the go-ahead to continue its negotiation with the union since there seemed to be some progress even though nothing concrete was agreed to within the time limit

Therefore, the committee is expected to continue the negotiation with the union later this week after the public holiday.

 

Strike: ASUU Reveals that UTAS is Undergoing Fresh Test

 

the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has said the University Transparency and Accountability Solution (UTAS) is undergoing another round of tests by the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA).

The President of ASUU, Prof. Emmanuel Osodeke gave the update on a Human Right Radio in Abuja yesterday, clarifying several issues surrounding the ongoing strike and why the strike has lingered.

This is the third test being carried out on the UTAS accounting software by the government agency.

Osodeke said UTAS passed over 90 per cent in the first and second tests carried out on it, but that NITDA concluded that the payment platform failed some tests.

 

It ‘ill Take Nigerian Professor 100yrs To Buy APC, PDP Presidential Form – ASUU

 

ASUU Chairman at the University of Ibadan, Professor Ayoola Akinwole, who stated this in his June 12 statement said the high price of the presidential forms of the two major political parties is a strategy adopted by politicians to ensure looting continues in the country.

Professor Ayoola said no Nigerian professor can be able to purchase the presidential form of the ruling All Progressive Congress, APC, or the opposition Peoples Democratic party, PDP,  without saving for 40 years to 100 years.

 

Professor Ayoola said it was time Nigerians and youth took over the affairs of the country from the corrupt politicians who have no plan for the country.

 

ASUU Disassociates Itself From An Intervention Fund, Rejects N50m Donation

 

ASUU has disassociated itself from an Intervention Fund while rejecting an N50m donation.

 

The leadership of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has rejected the sum of N50 million that was donated as part of an intervention fund.

Ahmed Isah popularly called the “ordinary President ” of the berekete family radio station invited the union’s president, prof. Emmanuel Osodeke and his team on Saturday, June 11, to the radio program where the intervention fund idea was formally presented.

In his effort to make the union buy into the intervention fund idea, he disclosed that the Akwa Ibom state governor, Udom Emmanuel has donated N50 million to the course.

 

After presenting the money, ASUU’s president who wasn’t pleased with the development said the union shouldn’t be associated with such.

 

Angered by the union’s response, Ahmed fired back at ASUU and threatened to stop the intervention. Listeners who called in during the show described ASUU’s response as rude and insensitive.

This comes after the radio host had on June 1st, called on well-meaning Nigerians and presidential aspirants in the forthcoming general elections to contribute the same amount they had used in purchasing their nomination forms in view of settling ASUU’s demands and ending the strike.

Ahmed had also revealed that he has contributed N10 million of his personal money to the course.

ASUU Strike News Update Today

 

This page will provide ASUU Strike update on a regular basis. We hope to cover so many news and talking points about the ongoing ASUU strike. The Academic Staff Union of Universities has further declared another one month of strike since the outcome of the last meeting with the Federal Government did not end well.

 

We really do hope ASUU calls of this strike because Nigerian Students studying in Federal Universities are really not happy with it. They are always reading ASUU Strike News almost every day to know what is the fate of their academic pursuits.

 

But as we do our part by providing you with ASUU Strike News Updates, do your own part by studying and also learning other skills outside of the four walls of a classroom.

 

From credible news sources, ASUU is willing to suspend the strike as long as the Federal Government begins to fulfil their demands. However, ASUU news for today June 2022, has it that ASUU Strike has not yet been called off.

 

When Will ASUU Call Off Strike

 

The date, when ASUU will call off strike, is on July 2022. The current extension of the strike means that the next time they will enter meeting with FG will be next month.

But you should always do your best to stay updated on the Latest ASUU Strike news so that on daily basis you won’t miss out on important updates. We usually published a lot of news reports about ASUU Negotiations with the Federal Government so ensure you bookmark this page so you can get steady news.

ASUU Latest News Today

 

In Latest news about ASUU Strike today, the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has decided to continue with the strike until the come to an agreement with the Federal Government.

 

So that is it for today, if you want to always remain abreast with all the news on ASUU, then do well to check back daily because we will be publishing fresh updates on this page.

 

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