ASUU strike Nigeria: ASUU gives update on strike after FG’s payment of arrears

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ASUU gives update on strike after FG’s payment of arrears

Despite the Federal Government’s payment of minimum wage arrears, the Academic Staff Union of Universities has stated that its members will not return to work.

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This was stated in a circular issued by the union’s University of Lagos branch titled “Payment of Minimum Wage Arrears.”

On Saturday, Dele Ashiru, the chairman of UNILAG ASUU, confirmed the authenticity of the circular to The Ejes Gist Newspaper.

The arrears payment is “long overdue,” according to Ashiru, who also claims that ASUU’s core demands have not been met.

“Our Branch’s leadership has been inundated with calls concerning the recent payment of the long-overdue arrears of the consequential adjustment of the minimum wage,” the circular stated.

“Our members are reminded that this is not one of the core demands underpinning the current strike action.”

“For the avoidance of doubt, our Union’s demands include the completion of the 2009 FGN/ASUU Agreement renegotiation, the abolition of the fraudulent and corrupt IPPIS scheme and the deployment of UTAS, payment of promotion arrears, the proliferation of State Universities, and governance issues, among others.”

“While our Union appreciates this unexpected payment, our members should save the funds and spend wisely so that we can continue to fight until all of our demands are met.”
Our Union applauds our members’ determination and sacrifice in establishing a globally competitive university system.

“We bargain together!” We beg for division! A united people can never be defeated. “Forever in solidarity”

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The Ejes Gist Newspaper previously reported that the Federal Government had begun paying lecturers’ minimum wage arrears under the auspices of the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics and the Academic Staff Union of Universities, as part of efforts to end the unions’ ongoing strikes.

 

Following the Federal Government’s failure to meet ASUU’s demands, the union began a four-week rollover strike on February 15.

Prof. Emmanuel Osodeke, ASUU’s National President, said the decision was reached after the union’s National Executive Committee meeting.

According to Osodeke, the union has not received any formal invitation from the federal government since their last meeting in December 2021.

ASUU has extended its strike for another two months in order to give the government more time to respond to all of its demands.

The union also accused the government of being unresponsive to its demands.

In a statement announcing the rollover strike’s extension, Osodeke said the union’s national executive council “was disappointed that Government did not treat the matters involved with the utmost urgency they deserved during the four-week period as expected of a reasonable, responsive, and well-intentioned administration.”

According to him, the NEC determined that the government had failed to satisfactorily address all of the issues raised in the 2020 Memorandum of Action during the four-week roll-over strike period, and decided to extend the strike for another eight weeks.

The government’s failure to “satisfactorily” implement the Memorandum of Action it signed with the Union in December 2020 on funding for revitalisation of public universities (both federal and state), renegotiation of the 2009 ASUU Agreement, and deployment of the University Transparency and Accountability Solution, according to Osodeke, is why the strike is still going on.

Earned Academic Allowances, State Universities, promotion arrears, withheld salaries, and non-remittance of third-party deductions are among the union’s other demands, according to ASUU.

The popular Instagram celebrity Cubana Chief Priest has pledged his support for students who are peacefully protesting the ongoing Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) strike.

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The crime rate continues to rise, according to Cubana, because youths are not properly engaged.

Obi Cubana was seen alighting from his car to join students protesting while they greeted him joyfully in a shared Instagram post on his page.

“If Students Begin Peaceful Protest Because Of This ASUU Strike, I Will Support Them For The Movement With My Whole Heart, Just As Groups Bought Aspiration Forms Worth Hundreds Of Millions For Politicians,” the video caption reads in part. Because youths are not properly engaged in education, the crime rate continues to rise.”

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“Our Economy Is Collapsing Because So Many States Like My State Generate So Much Funds For Their Economy From These Students When Schools Are In Session,” Cubana said, analysing the impact of the strike on the economy.

Owerri is home to over five major universities; when schools go on strike, the city becomes completely dry; businesses located near these institutions suffer greatly, causing many to collapse completely.”

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“I’m curious as to why politicians want to use their children’s education as part of their 2023 campaign strategy.” We’re not going to Gree Oh!!!! Parents who claim that their children are unable to sleep. We Get Numbers, Minds, and Energy Oh!!!! The government should end the ASUU strike as soon as possible, and education should take precedence.”


Nigeria ASUU Strike Update Today Thursday May 22. 

The Federal University in Lokoja’s Student Union Government (SUG) has joined their counterparts across the federation in issuing a seven-day ultimatum to the Federal Government of Nigeria to resolve all outstanding issues with the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).

The group stated that after the deadline passed, they would be left with no choice but to stage a nationwide protest to press their demands.

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Comrade Oguche Ojofeyo, president of the students union body at the Federal University in Lokoja, the Kogi State capital, made this known while speaking with journalists at the university’s main campus in Lokoja on Thursday.

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Comrade Oguche stated that their demand is for the Federal Government to resolve all outstanding issues, with ASUU warning that if the three-month-old strike action by ASUU is not resolved appropriately within the next seven days, the Student Union Government as a whole may be forced to block all highways and Federal Government infrastructure.

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He predicted that the nationwide protests would outlast the EndSARS protest in 2020, claiming that Nigerian students are tired of the strike action.

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He described the situation in which Nigerian students are subjected to a stagnated academic calendar as “unbearable and unacceptable,” adding that “employment has an age limit, and NYSC has an age limit.”

The SUG President went on to say that the students’ mental and physiological health has suffered as a result of the ongoing strike action.

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He expressed regret that the Federal Government’s actions or inaction would jeopardise the students’ futures, as their ages are rapidly approaching.

Some students who spoke with reporters expressed their dissatisfaction with the strike’s negative effects on their financial well-being, which included the overpayment of house rents.

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