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ASUU Strike: Jonathan Calls For Review Of Labour Laws

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President Goodluck Jonathan on Sunday advocated a review of labour laws to curtail the excesses of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) and other labour unions.

The President, who made the call during a Presidential media chat in Abuja, urged the striking members of ASUU to return to work in the interest of their students and the education sector.

The President also said it was inconceivable that lecturers in state-owned universities would go on strike over issues concerning the allowances of lecturers in federal universities.

He said such a situation would not occur if well-guided and well-thought out laws were in place regulating labour union activities.

Jonathan also said that the N79 billion Earned Allowance arrears, which was the major reason for the ASUU strike, was not supposed to be paid from the federation account.

According to the President, earned allowances ought to be paid from the Internally Generated Revenue of the universities, if a good labour law is in place.

Jonathan called on the striking ASUU to reconsider its stand by accepting government offer, and call its members back to the classrooms.

The President reiterated the commitment of his administration to adequately fund the universities and provide the necessary infrastructure to aid the education sector

Jonathan said that the PDP-led administration had done quite well, despite all the odds and challenges

According to him, Nigeria is better off in the past years of the PDP-led government with improved standard of living, building of more federal universities, improved telecommunication, railways and roads.

The President assured that with the commitment of his administration to the privatisation of the power sector, electricity supply would become stable by the end of the first quarter of 2014. [NAN]

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  1. bunmi

    September 30, 2013 at 8:24 am

    U are rigth Mr president, it is very inconceivable for the lecturers in state owned university to get along with what won’t benefit them at the end…..to be sincere institutions like LASU that are fond of going on strike are just wasting their and students time for nothing……State university shld think twice and resume immediately .
    Come to think of it, where was Asuu when lasu tuition fee was increased stupidly by the state governor which he himself like I hear benefitted a schorlarship programme through out his studies (Hypocrite) that’s all he has to give back in return…………foolish government (Lasu student wise up and call ur management to resume and leave the federal sch to figth the battle for themselves……simple

  2. olami

    September 30, 2013 at 9:11 am

    @ bunmi, GOD bless u. Were was asuu wen lasu increase d school fees?

  3. Ben

    September 30, 2013 at 9:35 am

    I am confused entirely now over dis ASUU strike. I tout b4 dat dey were fighting 4 studnts interest bt nw de opposite is de case. Fighting over allowe. Am a studnt of a state owened uni and i dnt knw why dey are on strike. Pls am jst tired of staying at home.

  4. onifade iyabo

    September 30, 2013 at 12:09 pm

    nigeir z 2 bd 4 mai living 2 bad 4 dem

  5. damceyk

    September 30, 2013 at 12:10 pm

    StupiD nonchalant state university administration must have visit YABA apa osi,cus they emback on strike which I believe their internal revenue can chew,if a good law is put in place and review

  6. tosiner

    September 30, 2013 at 1:11 pm

    i beliv god will see d situation try and I pray god shud lp jonathan himself.

  7. lukas

    September 30, 2013 at 3:42 pm

    Both FG and ASSU re not holy dey re not in favour of d student but selfish reasons

  8. abisola o.

    September 30, 2013 at 6:10 pm

    asuu strike or not,i hope we r enjoyn salvation,in all things,we should always give thanks to God n ofcos….rejoice

  9. Nsadiq

    September 30, 2013 at 7:25 pm

    I don’t see any fault coming from Asuu if the fed govt have settle or fulfill whatever agreement they have since 2009, all these strikes wouldn’t have being coming up…

    • Muhd Abdallah

      October 1, 2013 at 12:42 am

      U re right at Nsadiq.. Wat I want all of us to understand is dat, our so-called leaders are not responsive in every sector of d federation, especially d educational sector, and gudlock jonathan is nothing but a symbol and a regret to our great nation, bcos if not why is educational supervisors being maltreated in our country and our country alone among african countries

  10. saniBT

    October 1, 2013 at 5:54 am

    With all what you have said I dont have to say anything, but your right @ Muh’d abdallah

  11. chinedu pascal

    October 1, 2013 at 7:06 pm

    Asuu president himself said on Radionigeria network news ( whether subconsciously I dont know) that asuu pulled off 4rm d suswan committee bcs d committee said let d students’ hostel be begun with first in intervention but they d asuu said no that their allowances should come first.

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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.

Also Read: Sanwo-Olu Moves To Scrap Pension For Ex-Lagos Governors, Deputies

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.

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

“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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