ASUU strike: ASUU Slams Buhari on Enough is Enough Comment

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The Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, Have Categorized President Muhammadu Buhari’s “enough is enough” remark regarding its ongoing strike as “sad.”

ASUU cited the several instances in which the Federal Government had broken its commitments and asserted that it should be the one to declare “enough is enough.”

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The union reaffirmed that it was prepared to end the strike provided the government agreed to its two primary demands: adopt the renegotiated 2009 agreement and the University Transparency and Accountability Solution (UTAS).

The President should “do the necessary” to put an end to the dispute between the ASUU and the administration in order to leave a lasting legacy.

In the benefit of “our kids and the country,” Buhari had asked university instructors who have been on strike since February 14 to return to the classroom on Monday.

He spoke as governors, lawmakers, and other dignitaries visited him at his rural house in Daura, Katsina State, for Sallah.

ASUU President Emmanuel Osodeke, however, told Ejes Gist Newspaper yesterday that it was disappointing that the government had not responded nearly a month after the union leadership wrapped up negotiations with the Nimi Briggs-led committee.

When the union and the committee headed by Prof. Munzali Jubril on the conditions of service for university instructors reached an agreement last year, Osodeke claimed the outcome was the same.

He bemoaned the government’s disrespect for the May 2021 deal.

“We have stated our requirements for going back to the schools,” he said. We asked the committee when they arrived: “Do you have the government’s mandate to negotiate?” They (the government) had formed a committee to talk with us. And they replied, “Yes.”

“We questioned them, ‘Does this mean that the government will accept anything we agree on? they responded “yes,”

“We began negotiations and concluded them on June 16, 2022. The committee declared that they would return to present their principal and obtain authorization before signing. Till today, we have been waiting.

“We should be the ones who declare enough is enough. They performed that in 2021; it took them a year to return, and now they are performing it once more.

“We should be the ones who declare enough is enough. We don’t think the President actually stated that. We need to verify it. But it is very tragic if that is exactly what he stated.

“We have informed the nation that we would immediately end the strike on the day the government signs and agrees to a new salary payment system (UTAS).

“Let him (Buhari) do what is necessary and allow the kids to return to school without declaring that enough is enough. He ought to fix our universities; that ought to be his lasting contribution.

“He should return and declare that my legacy is to bring back the lost dignity of the Nigerian university system.

“The Nigerians who elected them ought to be telling them enough is enough. They weren’t chosen by themselves.

“The common Nigerians, whose children are suffering now while their own children are having a good time abroad, put them in power.

The Nigerian people are saying enough is enough, so they should pay attention to them. The government should also heed ASUU’s demands.

On February 14, 2022, ASUU issued a call to its members for a one-month strike over the government’s refusal to implement the Memorandum of Action (MoA) that it signed with the government and its insistence that all federal employees use the Integrated Payroll and Personnel information system (IPPIS) as their payment platform.

Following the highlighting of inconsistencies in the use of IPPIS, ASUU offered UTAS as an alternate platform for the payment of its members’ salary.

That is the latest Naija News today on ASUU strike: ASUU Slams Buhari on Enough is Enough Comment 

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