ASUU Strike Latest Update,As Agreement reached with FG,ASUU’S Stand..See Full Gist
BELOW IS ASUU’S FULL GIST ON THE LINGERRED STRIKE OVER TWO MONTHS:
As a result of the current ongoing strike ,we make bold to inform the general public that the President of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, said that the strike has lingered beyond two months ,he further reiterated that the ongoing strike would continue until an agreement was reached by the members on government proposals concerning their demands,some hours ago.
THIS IS WHAT HAPPENED AFTER THE MEETING ASUU AND MEMBERS OF GOVERNMENT REPRESENTATIVES:
The ASUU boss ,prof. Ogunyemi said this after the end of a three-hour meeting between the leadership of the union and government representatives, led by the Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige.
The minister said after the meeting that N20bn out of N105bn earned allowance would be released soon by the FG to offset outstanding arrears of 2009/2012 audit verified earnings in the university system.
He also said more than N15.3bn had been confirmed by the Ministry of Finance and the Office of Accountant General to have been released to accommodate payment of service shortfall in the system.
He added that the Federal Government would expect feedback from ASUU by Thursday so that schools could be reopened by weekend.
THIS IS ASUU’S FULL POSITION ON THE LONGERED STRIKE:
The ASUU boss also added that despite the commitments and other proposals, Ogunyemi said that the strike would not be called off until ASUU members agreed to the government proposal,this implies that,the calling off the strike now depends on weather or not ASUU will agree to return to class rooms,we are hopeful that ASUU will agree among themselves ans call off this lingered strike.
He also said, “We have had an extensive session looking at all the issues and just like the minister said, there are issues that will require further consultations at the level of our union before we can make any pronouncement on our stand.
“The Federal Government has promised to reach us as soon as possible with a proposal on those areas where further consultation is needed. The strike continues.
“We are still going for consultation. What we discussed is not about us but our people. I am not sure that there is an end in sight.”
While briefing the media at the end of the meeting, Ngige said, “We made progress with ASUU’s understanding and cooperation and we trashed out the issues on the agenda.
“ASUU has fulfilled its own side of the bargain in terms of the Nigerian Universities Pension Management Company, which is the pension fund company floated by the union to take care of pensions of those in the university system. Pension regulators have given certain conditions to be fulfilled,stay glued for more updates.
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