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Thursday, September 01, 2016

ASUU Threatens Nationwide Strike Over 2009 Agreement

The Academic Staff Union of Nigerian Universities (ASUU) Wednesday threatened to shut down the nation’s universities through a nationwide strike if the Federal Government fails to implement the 2009 agreement it reached with the union.




Zonal Coordinator, Abuja Zone of the union, Dr Theophilus Lagi, stated this at a briefing in Abuja on Wednesday.

Dr. Lagi stated that government had only implemented 30 per cent of the provisions on the NEEDS Assessment budget in 2013.
The funds, he said, was disbursed indiscriminately to university councils, as a fall out of the six months industrial action it had embarked upon in 2009.
He therefore called on the federal government to fully implement the 2009 agreement it reached with the union in order to prevent the nation’s universities from going on strike.

Lagi said: “The struggle to implement the 2009 ASUU/FGN agreement is not about the union. It is not about the personal benefits of the members only.
“It is about saving the university system from total collapse.

‘The current issues in contention includes funding of universities for revitalization in line with the MOU,FGN entered into with ASUU in 2013, re negotiation of the FGN/ASUU 2009 agreement which ASUU believes will reposition the entire education sector, facilitation of the registration of the Nigerian Universities Pension Management company, NUPEMCO, among others in the list.”

Dr Lagi who also regretted the failure by government to reply series of letters written to it and not taking any concrete steps towards implementing the core provisions of the agreement, described the present step by the union as designed to appeal and conscientiously inform Nigerians on the state of neglect of lectures by government and to serve as a prelude to full blown strike.


Earlier, the University of Abuja (UNIABUJA) Chairman of the union, Dr Ben Ugheoke, who was also at the briefing, frowned at government’s attitude towards the establishment of the Pension Company despite the fact that the union had fulfilled its side of the bargain including the payment of its counterpart funding.

Ugheoke stated that the union was ready to go ahead and incorporate the company should the government give the directive.
He said: “We have not joined other PFAs because of the irregularities in the operation of the scheme. The system lacks integrity. That is why we asked our members to wait for our own company.


“Initially, ASUU was told to commit N600 million to the registration; from that N600 million, it was increased to N740m but late last year, it was raised to N1 billion and I want to say that ASUU has already paid the N1 billion. It has been with the government since 2013 and yet government is frustrating the registration of the company.”

The Nation



*Arrant Nonsense!!!..They should go to Otuoke and look for GEJ!
Every time strike strike strike,this is too much already!




25 comments:

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    1. Which one is they should go 2 otueke n look for Jonathan .
      Is Jonathan the president of Nigeria ?
      Pls he has handed over to buhari if u don't know.....they don't have business with Jonathan

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  2. mtchewww...i'm not moved sef. There's just too much wahala already in this country that makes going to school seem like a complete waste of time and energy

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  3. They should wait biko lemme go for my IT 1st.
    Hian!! Why was I even born in this country self?
    Everything Jaga jaga

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  4. Unfortunately i doubt anyone would be willing to listen to them certainly not buhari
    If they had an agreement with the govt in 2009 they better go look for gej.
    This govt has a lot going south for them and I'm sure Asuu is the least of their problem
    Buharis govt needs an overhaul.Some ministers ought to have been fired,starting with d minister of health...dude is an ass

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  5. Lol, I talk am say if Asuu wake up from their sleep na one year strike but that God say i don graduate, but wait oooo hope their strike won't affect d mobilization for NYSC?

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  6. What is the fate of undergraduates in this country. Nigeria is finally Doomed.

    They've been on this for a long time, can't they be settled.

    Today is September, a Resumption month for students, but universities re yet to conduct screening talk less of admission list.

    Which way Nigeria.

    I weep for the Middle class and poor young generation.

    Who missed me?

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  7. Wetin concern me again. education sector is in shambles

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  8. Buhari should settle with them abegi. He must not fail in every aspect eg the economy.

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  9. Buhari truly inherited a lot of problems. May God see him thru

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  10. Gosh! No one can be dis dull na. They had an agreement with d fed govt not gej. So who's the Federal govt now.

    Chai! Stella, that's some off point stuff u dropped up there.

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  11. The money they generate in our universities is enough to pay salaries and renovate our universities to international standard and still pay tax to the federal government... but greed will not allow them. Every time they will be threatening to go on strike. Buhari should allow them go on strike for as long as they want. What rubbish! That is how the useless bursar in Unical cleared monies of over 300m from Unical's account and will still refuse to pay newly employed staff their wages for six months. He will pay on the 7th month and will pay just one month salary, the other 6 months salaries will go to his pocket. God has started dealing with him! Him never chi chomchin!

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  12. Oau can't even think of joining if asuu strikes cos we just resumed 2015/16 session which just came to an end in other schools...#oauprays

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  13. Going on strike to draw an attention from the govt is already a defeated purpose..ASUU has been striking since IBB's time. How far?? They should have better tactics to get the attention of the government..what are they teaching your teeming undergraduates? that when you have a challenge, keeping following the same channel to get diiferent results?? Classic example of madness.. they should stop these selfish attitude and think of better ways to get their aggressions addressed..mtsheeww

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  14. What's d point of going to school when no job. Isn't it better not to go 2 school and learn a trade. After wasting years plus yrs of strike in school, Yet we still have people struggling to enter school!Oshisko

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  15. Going on strike to draw an attention from the govt is already a defeated purpose..ASUU has been striking since IBB's time. How far?? They should have better tactics to get the attention of the government..what are they teaching your teeming undergraduates? that when you have a challenge, keeping following the same channel to get diiferent results?? Classic example of madness.. they should stop these selfish attitude and think of better ways to get their aggressions addressed..mtsheeww

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  16. Hi! Just testing. Created a profile at last. Can't wait to join the brood of commentators. Lol. Love u hippy stella

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  17. Enter your comment...asuu strikers

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