ASUU Update

ASUU withdraws from negotiations
with FG
Posted by: Adegunle Olugbamila in News Update
20 hours ago
The Academic Staff Union of Universities on Thursday
announced its disengagement from further
negotiations with the Federal Government, over what it
describes as the latter’s perceived insincerity in the
2009 agreement as well as the Memorandum of
Understanding (MoU) both parties signed in January
last year.
The union National President, Dr. Nassir Faggae Isa,
said at a press briefing held at the University of Lagos
on Thursday that the 2009 agreement and the MoU
must first be honoured, even if ASUU feels the need to
consider renegotiation with the government.
The union had embarked on a total strike on July 2 over
government‘s failure to honour the 2009 agreement.
Faggae said, “Consequently, our members are left with
no other choice than to prosecute this strike to its
logical conclusion. ASUU members nationwide are
saying this striker will not be suspended until and
unless the government respects the 2009 agreement
and makes concrete efforts to implement it in the best
interest of the country.”
According to him, during a meeting held between ASUU
and the government representative on Monday,
government declared that it neither had any motive to
revitalize public universities through committed
funding, nor was it ready to pay in full the accumulated
Earned Academic Allowances between 2009 and 2013.

Team Napres 2013

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