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ASUU Agrees To Suspend Strike After Secret Meeting, Gives Jonathan Three Conditions

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University lecturers in Nigeria have agreed to end the five-month old strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, if the federal government agrees to three conditions, according to the Nigerian Eye.

The three conditions are expected to be made known to President Goodluck Jonathan today, after which the strike will be called off and if an agreement is reached.

Although, ASUU has forbidden its local chapters and zonal chairmen from talking to the press until the end of the session. A source, who was part of the ASUU session, which was held at Mambayya House in Kano, however revealed the conditions as:

1. Commitment from the President that any review or reconsideration or renegotiation of the 2009 Agreement will not substantially affect the pact which is the cause of the ongoing strike;

2. Immediate payment of all outstanding salary arrears and allowances of varsity teachers without victimization; and

3. A written commitment from the President that the Federal Government will commit N225 billion annually to the funding of universities for the next four years.

According to the source, “Our leaders are meeting with the President on Monday to table these conditions. Once the President accepts these three terms, the strike will be called off.

“In principle, members voted about 60-40 per cent to call off the strike, but they added a caveat – that ASUU leaders should extract a commitment (signed and sealed) from the President.”

“It became imperative for ASUU to makes these demands, as it became obvious that the FG wanted the 2009 Agreement to be renegotiated.

“If ASUU had accepted to renegotiate the entire Agreement, it means there will be no basis for the ongoing strike. The worst that can happen is either having the abridged version of the 2009 Agreement or a phased implementation of the document,” the source added.

He also added that the conditions are not just three, but the fourth is “personal” to ASUU.

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18 Comments

  1. Nnamani chisimdi courage

    November 25, 2013 at 8:48 am

    jesus is lord

  2. B-xqusite

    November 25, 2013 at 9:16 am

    You guys @ asuu are sick very very sick indeed wht do you mean that the five months salary should be paid as if you were working. Infact is God that will judge all of you in one way or the other

  3. Sheri

    November 25, 2013 at 9:36 am

    Sometimes I feel bloggers are worse than politicians. What a news! And who is Nigerian eye cos I hv never heard of such a source of news. And the terms for Assu’s strike call off can reach Nigerian before the president himself is soo hilarious indeed.

  4. ketu ben

    November 25, 2013 at 10:34 am

    4 mnth salaries my FOOT sit @ home without wrk n u stil need yr pot belly grow bigger GOD IL SEE all of you….u pple ar jst confuse dnt knw yr left 4rm right al bcoz yr children ar all outside

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  7. joy

    November 25, 2013 at 4:32 pm

    Rubbish! So asuu knw d importance of money n dey allow nig students to stay @ home.

  8. Jenny

    November 25, 2013 at 6:14 pm

    Asuu will surely loss if they continue with their stubborness. Because almost all the universities are tired and will soon pull out and they will end up with nothing… Asuu be wise.

  9. Gee

    November 25, 2013 at 8:00 pm

    Sure there is a wide gap btw the learned and educated. The comments here are so funny. Their salaries have been part of this year’s budget so why won’t it be said. They are on strike for implementation of an agreement dat has been reached years back. Why can’t govt be committed to their promise. And what will their salaries be used for if not being paid. We all know govt has not spent half of the years budget in the eleventh month of the year. I beg fellow nigerians to quit dis poverty mentality and get to know how learned people operate.

  10. kontrao

    November 25, 2013 at 8:55 pm

    You have to enlighten them
    D masses are d cause of d
    backwardliness nigeria is facing
    There is always a division amongst us
    And that is what is killing us a people.

  11. ben

    November 25, 2013 at 10:42 pm

    No work no pay!! Go to hell asuu

  12. Expect

    November 25, 2013 at 11:22 pm

    Iiyay’s death is just the beginning. It will reach all of you for wasting 5months of students lives. Greedy pigs

  13. precious

    November 25, 2013 at 11:44 pm

    Asuu one by one una go die finish, na play una dey

  14. emmanuel

    November 26, 2013 at 5:43 am

    Asuu what ever you guys want to do, do it cause we are tired of staying at home,

  15. Ben

    November 26, 2013 at 6:37 am

    We really need active and powerful president like Obasango for this country coz i don’t know why ASUU turn there self to another threaten to Nigeria and I will say God punish Boko Haram where ever you are coz you are all seeing what ASUU doing for Nigeria you can’t trace where they are all doing there secret meeting and bomb them all coz its obviously now that ASUU are fucking selfish after 5 month strike they are still fighting for salary again you people deserve to rust in Hell… Fool old people. your grate grandchildren will also suffer with this problem you are given the student. OLOSI GBOGBO

  16. divine grace

    November 26, 2013 at 7:59 am

    too many conditions from ASSU after having conditioned Nigerian student to 4months denial of lecture. I wish this body (assu) will be resolved for a better Nigerian generation. They have a wicked heart not considerate at all just like the BOKO HARAM. Fraustrating the government of GOodlock. I wonder if they have concience maybe not because tey don’t have thier children in our universties else they would have been feeling the pain.

  17. Napson Emmanuel

    November 26, 2013 at 10:45 am

    One thing ASUU should know is tht_if a child most keep d mother aweak, the child also most be aweak. This is soppose to be for the gud n benefit of student, but asuu has driving it into personal reasons, y? All asuu members who are d ground leaders to this selfish reasons will sufer each pain students has gone through too. Amen

  18. Mike

    November 26, 2013 at 4:41 pm

    Why are you suffering the innocent student ASSU.

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#EndSARS Protest: Sanwo-Olu Orders Closure Of Schools In Lagos

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The Lagos State Government led by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has ordered the closure of public and private schools indefinitely in the state.

The closure of schools in Lagos was announced in a press statement on Monday by the state’s Head of Public Affairs, Ministry of Education, Kayode Abayomi.

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The statement which was titled, ‘Lagos directs students to stay at home’, quoted Mrs. Folasade Adefisayo, the Commissioner for Education, as saying that the schools were shut down over “tension generated by the anti-SARS protests.”

This is coming at a time #EndSARS protests against police brutality and bad governance by Nigerian youths grounded academic activities in some schools in the state on Monday.

“A new date of resumption for all classes will be announced as soon as possible.”

 

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NECO Shifts Exam Over #EndSARS Protest

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NECO Shifts Exam Over #EndSARS Protest

The National Examination Council, NECO, has announced the rescheduled of one of the practical examinations supposed to hold in October till the next month.

This was contained in a statement made available to newsmen on Sunday, October 18, by the Head, Information and Public Relations Division for the Nigerian exam body, Mr. Azeez Sani.

He announced that the Paper I Computer Studies Practicals examination which was supposed to be taken on Monday, October 19 is now delayed till November 16, 2020.

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Sani revealed that the postponement is a result of the ongoing #EndSARS protests across the country, particularly the blockage of movement of transport at the entrance gate into Benin City, the Edo state capital.

He noted further that the truck conveying NECO examination materials had left its take-off point two days earlier to deliver to some states but has been held up in the ‘blockage.

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FG, ASUU Meeting Over IPPIS, UTAS End In Deadlock

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FG, ASUU Talks On IPPIS, UTAS End In Deadlock

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The meeting between the Federal Government and the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) on Thursday ended in a deadlock.

Although some agreements were reached at the meeting, the meeting is set to reconvene on Wednesday, October 21, 2020, by 3.00 pm after the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting for ASUU to report back on the decision of its NEC.

In a bid to end the strike, the federal government agreed to release N30billion for payment of arrears of earned academic allowance to the university lecturers.

The communiqué issued at the end of the meeting revealed that the release of N20 billion funds for revitalisation of public universities will be payable by the end of January 2021.

On the issue of Earned Academic Allowances(EAA), which had accumulated to N40 billion since November 2019, the Accountant General of the Federation (AGF) made a commitment to release N30 billion on or before November 6, 2020.

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He said the remaining N10 billion would be spread equally over the two tranches to be paid in May 2021 and February 2022, respectively.

The communiqué also revealed that ASUU agreed to take the offer to its members for consideration and revert by Wednesday, October 21, 2020.

The issue of the implementation of the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS) almost stalled the meeting as the federal government asked that IPPIS be allowed to operate in the interim until the test run on UTAS is concluded.

But ASUU insisted on payment of outstanding salaries on the old GIFMIS platform before full implementation of UTAS.

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