ASUU strike update today May 6, 2022 .
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Sunday Asefon, President of the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), indicated on Thursday that the union is prepared to take to the streets in protest of the Academic Staff Union of Universities’ strike.
Mr Asefon made the remark during a Sunrise Daily segment on Channels Television.
According to Mr Asefon, the government appears uninterested in ending the strike as attention turns to the 2023 elections.
He made reference to the protests organised by some university students in Benin-city.
“We are discussing education, we are discussing life,” he stated. “Our leaders, these leaders whom we elected, are no longer discussing our lives; rather, their focus is now on election. This election is being fought over their parochial and self-serving interests.
“We are combat-ready; the most they can do is shoot us,” he explained. “If they shoot, they will request that their police shoot us; if we die, future generations will know we died fighting for them. They would also know that they shot us as part of their election preparations. However, we must act”
Mr. Asefon stated that the government must cease playing politics with the ASUU matter.
“If you have a chance to meet with the ASUU and the federal government, the federal government will say that they inherited the problem from the PDP, and the ASUU will say that this negotiation has been ongoing since Jonathan was in office. However, as students, we believe that the government is continuous; they should be able to fine-tune and find a solution to this issue,” he said.
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“We should not always be on the receiving end, and as such, they should stop using us as pawns in their political games.”
ASUU Strike Nigeria update: What is their demands?
On February 14, ASUU began a four-week warning strike.
The union extended the industrial action for an additional two months on March 14 to allow the government to meet all of its demands.
Academics are seeking, among other things, improved welfare, the revitalization of public universities, and academic autonomy.
The nonpayment of approximately N1.1 trillion in university revitalization funds is a source of contention among academics.
However, the Federal Government has stated that it lacks the funds to pay such a sum, citing low oil prices during the administration of Muhammadu Buhari.
According to reports, the agreement was reached in 2009.
Another is the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS) issue (IPPIS).
The University Transparency and Accountability Solution is an alternative payroll system proposed by the academics (UTAS).
That is all for now on ASUU strike Nigeria latest update today May 6, 2022
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