Stella Dimoko Nigerian Universities Body ASUU Threatens Another Strike


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Monday, March 22, 2021

Nigerian Universities Body ASUU Threatens Another Strike

Three months after the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) suspended its nine-month strike, the union may decide to embark on another.

Newsrand reports that the chairman of the University of Ibadan branch of ASUU, Prof. Ayo Akinwole, on Sunday, March 14, 2021, told Nigerians to blame the Federal Government if universities are shut down again.

Akinwole alleged that despite accepting ASUU’s condition before the strike was suspended on December 24, 2020, the federal government still owed many lecturers salaries of between two and 10 months.

Reacting to the threatened strike, in an interview with Punch, the Minister of State for Education, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, warned that engaging in another strike would be a disservice to students.

He said, “Whoever is conceiving a strike after being on a strike for close to one year is damaging the studentship because the government is a continuum. Even if we are not in power today, another government, as the case may be, will be there.

“Whoever is in power will continue to engage with any union. But that shouldn’t stop the country from functioning because the rest of the country are the ones you put at risk.I have never supported strikes. However, I believe people should press for their demands as responsibly as possible. It is the responsibility of the government to continue to engage them.”

Asked if ASUU should still be patient with the government, the minister said

“It depends on the style of the demands; some of them are what the government can do now, some can be what the government can do later.

“I’m sure you’re aware of the revenue base of the country – 1.5 million barrels are sold. It is difficult to run the lives of over 200 million people with less than $70m a day in earnings. It is amazing that the President has managed to keep the country afloat.”

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  1. So the federal government cannot fulfill their own part of the deal?????????HOW SAD

  2. Na thier work be that

  3. Sometimes, I think Stella comment like someone who did not live and school in Nigeria;
    How much do private universities demand as school fees?
    How much does a graduate civil servant under the federal employment earn?
    What savings are you talking about?
    Are the federal universities even affordable currently?
    I hope I've asked respectable and responsible questions?

  4. They should have mercy on the students pls, this is becoming ridiculous

  5. Let them just share d $70M and give me my raw share, I will manage it better.

  6. 😭😭😭this is heartbreaking, somebody will end up spending six years in the university instead of the supposed four years.Asuu please have mecy on us.

  7. 2 - 10 months unpaid salaries! 😳
    That's a huge DISSERVICE to the students.

    The president and members of NASS should forgo their 10 months salaries and allowances and pay lecturers their outstanding salaries.



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