ASUU strike commences Wednesday

University of Abuja
University of Abuja

The Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, said it would embark on a one week warning strike over failure by the Federal Government to implement the 2009 Agreement and 2013 MoU.

ASUU National President, Biodun Ogunyemi, spoke on Monday at the University of Abuja during a press conference organised by the union.

Mr. Ogunyemi said following a nationwide consultation with members, the National Executive Council, NEC, of ASUU resolved to embark on a one week warning strike from Wednesday November16.

“Many aspects of the 2013 MoU and the 2009 agreement with the Federal Government have either been unimplemented or despairingly handled.

“The agreements are: Payments of staff entitlements since December 2015, funding of universities for revitalisation, pension, TSA and university autonomy and renegotiation of 2009 Agreement.

“Failure by the Federal Government to implement this agreement has put ASUU leadership in severe difficulty, responding to inquiries from members of the union about the state of our agreement,” he said.

The ASUU president said that during the warning strike, there shall be no teaching, examination and no attendance at statutory meetings in all branches.

He, however, called on all education-loving Nigerians to prevail on the Federal Government to address the patriotic demands of ASUU until the Nigerian university system is repositioned.

“With the release of the 2016 Annual Budget, our union wondered aloud why allocation to education dropped from 11 per cent in 2015 to eight per cent in 2016.

“With the introduction of TSA, the federal universities find it extremely difficult to discharge their core responsibilities of teaching, research and community services.

“We tried to correct the erroneous impression in government circles that the capital and research grants to universities were being handled by the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund),” he said.

(NAN)


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  • Dazmillion

    I had been wondering for sometime when ASUU will welcome Buhari properly as President

    • Dejandon

      lol! Same here too, I was wondering whether the organization had gone under, since there has not been any strike in over one year. They just proved us wrong.

      “He, however, called on all education-loving Nigerians to prevail on the Federal Government to address the patriotic demands of ASUU…” Patriotic demands or personal interests of ASUU members ?

  • vic

    ASUU SHOULD BE MORE CONCERNED ABOUT THE WELFARE OF ASUU MEMBERSHIP WHEN THEIR SALARIES HAVE, ONCE AGAIN, BEEN REDUCED TO A MERE PITTANCE CONSIDERING 60% DEVALUATION OF NAIRA IN THE PAST ONE YEAR AND NO SALARY REVIEW WHICH WAS DUE IN 2015.

    ASUU SHOULD KNOW BY NOW THAT BUHARI IS A DEADWOOD DAM SLOW MAN AND ONLY ACTS UNDER PRESSURE.

    • Dejandon

      Still hating Buhari? How long will that continue? Is it only ASUU that is suffering from devaluation? And if you want to know why devaluation came about, read newspapers for news on amount stolen by Nigerians in power over the last few years. Maybe that will help you channel your anger (and hatred) to the right quarters

      • Isi Agwo

        Also, the moon came closest to earth on Monday for nearly a hundred years because of “amount stolen by Nigerians in power over the last few years. Maybe that will help you channel your anger (and hatred) to the right quarters.”

      • vic

        didn’t you know that buhari is the top forex fraudster in nigeria today looting tens of millions of dollars daily though his faithful forex houseboy, cbn governor, godwin emefiele.

        i hate buhari because of his double standards, inaction, slowness, dishonesty and deception to country’s poor masses and pensioners for reneging from his pre-election promises.

        the man is totally useless and cannot be trusted- his so-called anti-corruption war is only meant for his political opponents and his enemies NOT for the corrupt people from within his own party which is oozing with corruption and corrupt sycophants. buhari is a big hoax incapable of moving nigeria and nigerians forward. how much i regret that i voted for and supported buhari during elections. buhari turned out to be a ruthless traitor and a lair.

        please understand buhari better, wake up from your slumber, time is running out.

  • D. Jake

    While this fight is going on ..who are the people going to suffer.??…this country weakens my Spirit