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ASUU, FG Meeting: Today’s Meeting Was An Inaugural Meeting, Nothing Much Was Achieved- ASUU National President

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Concerned Nigerians were hoping Monday and Thursday meeting of the Federal Government with the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, would signal the end of the strike embarked on by the union, but hopes were dashed on Thursday after the FG constituted committee chaired by the Benue State Governor, Hon. Gabriel Suswan in a meeting with the leadership of ASUU failed to agree on the contentious issues.

National President of ASUU, Dr. Nasir Fagge had previously said that calling off the strike was dependent upon what the Federal government would place on the table in respect of the implementation of the 2009 agreement, while he reiterated the commitment of the union to ensuring the government stood by its words.

Dr. Fagge spoke to Vanguard on the outcome of the meeting saying, “Well it was inaugural meeting, so naturally nothing much was achieved. It is just that the chairman (Governor Gabriel Suswan) told us how he wants to carry out the assignment.

“And then he said that he thinks we should have a sub-committee that will liaise with TETFund and National Planning Commission to get more information on the technical report that was submitted by the Needs Assessment Committee and on the basis of that, projects will be identified and will now look for the funding.”

The meeting, according to Fagge, would have no effect on the status quo as no negotiations were made. “There is no change any way because the meeting today is just considering one aspect of the agreement, which is funding.

“So what we did today was to have an inaugural meeting on funding and our members nation wide said nothing short of implementation of all aspects of the agreement will make them call off the strike, so like I said whatever meeting we are invited, we will go and give our members information.

“Like I said, today’s meeting was an inaugural meeting nothing much was achieved there order than how to go and implementing the Needs Assessment Report which is an aspect of funding aspect of the agreement, so we will wait and see whatever government decides to do with the agreement, we are there.”

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12 Comments

12 Comments

  1. Emmanuel

    August 2, 2013 at 10:52 am

    Its cool getting the true information fron this site,keep it up.

  2. ISAH HANWA

    August 2, 2013 at 4:48 pm

    Pls asuu we’re still waiting, pls suspend

  3. Ogar J. O

    August 2, 2013 at 5:40 pm

    Let us all hold the Federal government accountable for any consequence(s) this ongoing industrial action will result to. I can’t understand why a ‘responsible’ government will fail to implement an agreement it willingly entered into wt the union in the best interest of the delapidated university system we have in this country. Our government is simply paying lip service to education thereby toying with the future of our teaming future leaders. This site is doing a great job. Keep us posted and remain objective in ur reportage.

  4. henry

    August 2, 2013 at 6:46 pm

    plz asuu mk una call off dis strike…..our final student nid 2go for dia service,it unfair ooooo if na play mk una stp am abg

  5. badamasi abba

    August 2, 2013 at 8:14 pm

    the main concern of the Nigerian government is how to generate income and take it share, but have no interest to ur education. So we can take this as a lesson for the next coming election.

  6. Erim victor

    August 3, 2013 at 8:49 am

    Pls federal Government, help us pls is good for us to over stay at home pls

  7. John morphy

    August 3, 2013 at 11:15 am

    Greatest naija students are begging for mercy now to call off d strike nor any man call politician in nigeria will be condem to death next coming election (nuclear weapons is activated).bad leaders

  8. DR KUNLE ALABI

    August 3, 2013 at 12:27 pm

    NIGERIAN GOVT SHULD PLS RELEIF US OF STRIKE 2DAY $ ANODER STUPID ND UNCALLED FOR MATTER 2MAO. ND LET US MOVE FRWAD OK! IF NA PLAY MAK DEM STOP AM JONA

  9. henry

    August 5, 2013 at 9:08 pm

    according to d news online…….d strike wil b call of by two wk tym,i tink dia z still hope….wot do u tink???

  10. 6tus

    August 5, 2013 at 10:26 pm

    Pls goodluck help us intervene

  11. Kwagh-hange A. Samson

    August 19, 2013 at 6:27 pm

    Wel if FG dn’t want 2 colabur8 wit ASUU, den it left 4 dem.
    ASUU shld strngten d strike 2 2016 & shld stp goin 2 metinz.

  12. Emelia

    August 16, 2014 at 3:46 am

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    waxworms, goldenrod grubs, mousees, spikes, euro larvae, and meal worms.
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BREAKING: Sanwo-Olu Appoints Olaleye As LASPOTECH Rector

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BREAKING: Sanwo-Olu Appoints Olaleye As LASPOTECH Rector

Sanwo-Olu

Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has appointed Dr. Oluremi Nurudeen Olaleye as the new Rector of the Lagos State Polytechnic (LASPOTECH).

The appointment was announced in a statement from the office of the Special Adviser to the Governor on Education and signed by Omolase Yejide, Head Public Affairs on Monday.

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Mr. Olaleye was earlier interviewed by the Institution’s Governing Council and subsequently recommended.

He is to serve five years single tenure will take effect from 1st December 2020 at the expiration of the tenure of the Acting Rector, Mr. Olumide Olusola Metilelu.

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Exemption Of ASUU From IPPIS Temporary — Ngige

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Exemption Of ASUU From IPPIS Temporary —Ngige

Chris Ngige

Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, has said that the Federal Government’s proposal to exempt members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) from the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS) is a temporary measure.

He explained on Saturday that this measure was pending the conclusion of the integrity test on the University Transparency and Accountability Solution (UTAS).

Ngige who clarified the position of the government team during Friday’s negotiation with ASUU said that it was not true that the government had abandoned IPPIS or that ASUU should not be on IPPIS.

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“I think it is better because a lot of people are quoting us out of context saying that we abandoned the IPPIS and that we said they should not be on IPPIS, it is not true.

“What we said in the meeting and what we agreed was that in the interim for the transition period that UTAS is being tested by NITDA and the Office of National Security Adviser for cybersecurity. For those transition period, ASUU members that are not yet on IPPIS will be paid through the platform with which they were paid the President’s compassionate COVID-19 payment done to them between the months of February and June.

“That platform is a hybrid platform between IPPIS and MINPSI platform for the transition period. That was what was used, it’s a hybrid.”

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Osun Assures Indigenes Of Job Security After LAUTECH Transfer

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Osun Assures Indigenes Of Job Security After LAUTECH Transfer

Gboyega Oyetola

Osun State Governor, Gboyega Oyetola has assured indigenes of the State that the ceding of the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH) Ogbomoso, to Oyo State.

This was confirmed in a statement issued by the Commissioner for Information and Civic Orientation, Funke Egbemode.

The state government assured that there will be no intimidation or discrimination against them in the discharge of their duties.

Also Read: “Negotiation with FG yielded good result” – ASUU raises hope of resumption after recent meeting

“All workers of Osun extraction either in the College of Health Sciences and LAUTECH ceded to Osun or those in Ogbomoso are assured of job security. There will be no intimidation or discrimination against them in the discharge of their duties,” the statement partly read.

“The agreement states that indigenes of Oyo and Osun State working in either of the two entities will retain all their rights and obligations stipulated in their letters of engagements, therefore the State Government of Osun wishes to inform citizens that there is no need to fret about the dissolution, as all workers of Osun extraction are assured of the security of their jobs.”

 

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