Following Academic Staff Union of Universities’ (ASUU) strike, the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) vowed on Sunday to take the federal government, led by President Muhammadu Buhari, to court.
The decision was made necessary, according to the group, because the Buhari government refused to end the ongoing ASUU strike.
“BREAKING: We’re suing the Buhari administration over its failure to end the ASUU strike, which is a violation of the legal obligation to provide access to higher education without discrimination,” SERAP wrote in a series of tweets.
“We’re suing the Buhari administration because its failure to end ASUU’s strike and allow Nigerian students to return to school violates poor children’s right to higher education, equality and non-discrimination, human dignity, and penalizes poor parents.”
ASUU strike update: Nigerians protest prolonged strike on Twitter
On Sunday, some Nigerians took to Twitter to express their opposition to the Academic Staff Union of Universities’ protracted strike action.
The ASUU strike, now in its second month, has received no positive response from the Federal Government.
Ejes Gist Newspaper compiled a collection of tweets from Nigerians protesting the alarming situation and urging an end to the strike action.
The following are a sampling of the tweets gathered:
“For the sake of Christ, #ASUU and #FG, end this strike; we demand total reformation, restoration, and transformation of this country, not through the suffering of innocent university students,” @Jessekyng stated.
“After completing your education and seeking employment, you are the same people who complain about age restrictions.”
“Even if ASUU intends to end their Strike, they should bear in mind that another obstacle awaits them; NASU and SSANU have just extended their strike by another month, effective April 24th.
“Great Nigerian students, we are about to embark on a long journey,” @Gugumedia_ tweeted.
“We do not have a nation ruled by those who have their electorates’ best interests at heart; Nigeria is simply a country ruled by vicious and nefarious politicians.” I’m desperate to leave this country; our education system is abysmal. “#EndASUUStrikeImmediately,” @EmmanuelApara1 tweeted.
@CrownprinceCom2 added, “I am confident that our voices will be heard by the Federal Government one day.” Demonstrate your innumerable preferences.”
“We will not remain silent. Simply retweet #EndASUUStrikeNow #EndASUUStrike,” tweeted @Royalprincecube.
“Here is a November 26, 1981, newspaper headlined “ASUU May Call Off Strike.” This occurred 41 years ago, and Nigeria is still on its Israelite pilgrimage. #EndASUUStrikeNow,” a user named @abdulltwits wrote on Twitter, attaching a newspaper.
“Can they bring the #ASUU strike to an end?” When they refuse to study in Nigeria, they demonstrate a lack of faith in the country’s educational system (they invite engineers, doctors, and lawyers) for their own selfish interests. They do not use our projects to address socioeconomic or political issues. @Stevoolala tweeted, “#EndASUUStrikeNow.”
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ASUU, others selfish, says FG, union faults minister.
The Academic Staff Union of Universities has been accused by the Federal Government of being selfish in its strike.
Mr Emeka Nwajiuba, the Minister of State for Education, said this in an interview with one of our correspondents. He also slammed the Joint Action Committee of the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities and the Non-Academic Staff Union of Education and Associated Institutions for going on strike.
SSANU and NASU began a two-week warning strike two weeks ago.
JAC is demanding payment of earned allowances, among other things. Vice-chancellors’ usurpation of non-academic career positions was also criticised.
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JAC’s strike was also extended for another two weeks on Sunday. ASUU, which went on strike on February 14, accused the government of not being serious about paying the academic earned allowance and other benefits.
In an interview with our correspondent, Nwajiuba stated that there was no point in the unions disrupting the lives of students for the sake of money that would be paid to them later.
Despite their refusal to call off the strikes, the minister stated that the workers were still receiving their salaries.
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He believes it is self-serving for unions to shut down universities, claiming that they are not the only ones with demands.
Unlike universities unions, he said, other unions such as the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics and the Colleges of Education Academic Staff Union were considerate.
“The issue is not whether they are right or wrong,” Nwajiuba said of ASUU. What we’ve always said is that the Nigerian government and people will keep looking into the matter because if you disrupt academic sessions over a single entitlement, you’ll eventually get the entitlement, but we’ll have lost the time our children would have spent learning. You’re being cruel. It’s pointless to cause havoc in everyone’s lives because you haven’t received your money.”
He explained that the government didn’t have the funds to immediately fund the union’s requests because the country’s petroleum sales had plummeted.
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The federal government announced yesterday that relevant government ministries and agencies were monitoring the ongoing strike action by academic and non-academic staff unions at the nation’s public universities.
Speaking to journalists after President Muhammadu Buhari’s weekly Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting at the State House in Abuja, Information and Culture Minister, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, said relevant government ministries and agencies were interacting with striking unions such as the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU), and Non-Academic Staff Union of Allied and Educational Institutions (NASUAEI).
On Tuesday, Nigerian women urged all education stakeholders, including the Academic Staff Union of Universities, to return to the classroom and save the futures of Nigerian children who are forced to stay at home and delay their education.
Lami Adamu, the newly elected President of the National Council for Women Societies, said this at the council’s convention in Abuja.
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The Academic Staff Union of Universities, or ASUU, has called the federal government’s efforts to disparage and antagonise the University Transparency and Accountability Solution, or UTAS, unpatriotic, anti-national, and neocolonialistic.
The Nigerian government also failed in its duties by refusing to subject IPPIS to proper integrity tests simply because it was provided by an Oracle-based company in another country despite its flaws, according to the Union.
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THE Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has stated that it is unconcerned about universities remaining closed until the necessary steps are taken to ensure the quality of learning and the well-being of workers and students.
Ejes Gist Newspaper reports that the Calabar Zone’s leadership, which represents nine universities in Cross River, Akwa Ibom, Abia, and Ebonyi states, released a statement at a news conference read by the Zonal Chairman, Aniekan Brown.
“It has become imperative to engage the public through the media to illuminate ASUU’s stance on the outstanding issues in the 2009 FGN/ASUU Agreement, Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS) versus University Transparency and Accountability Solution (UTAS) option; and the Federal Government of Nigeria’s rather unpatriotic attempt to discredit indigenously-developed software,” the statement said.
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“For the avoidance of doubt, the IPPIS as a payment system is incompatible with the university system’s mode of operation, given university peculiarities; and generally unfavourable to the welfare of ASUU members.”
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