ASUU Strike: ASUU Announces Date To Decide On Strike As FG Speaks On Plans To Ban Union
The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) National Executive Council (NEC) will convene on Sunday, August 28, 2022, to determine whether to call off or continue the strike.
The offer provided by the Federal Government during their previous discussion will likely be taken into consideration by the striking professors during the make-or-break NEC meeting.
According to one of the sources, the council would decide on the industrial action based on the information provided by the various state congresses.
The source said, “The NEC meeting will take place on August 28, and the four-week deadline we set will expire on that day. We’ll base our choices on the outcomes of the state congresses.
The outcome of the congresses must be taken into account by the NEC.
The branch chairmen will also speak with their members and gather comments, which they will then relay to the NEC, once the zones have held their own congresses. FG disputes intentions to ban ASUU.
In related news, the Federal Ministry of Education denied on Monday that it had any plans to outlaw ASUU, adding that it was aware of the rumours.
Goong, the Federal Ministry of Education’s spokesman, charged that ASUU was being unreasonable for continuing its strike despite government involvement. We are not aware of such plans, Goong remarked.
All of the updates were provided by the minister at his news conference with State House reporters. He would have made a note if there were any plans to take more action. As for the following stages, the government has already established a committee to synchronise the IPPIS, UTAS, and UP3; this will guarantee that the government will pay with only one payment platform that will synchronise all the technical quirks.
“The administration has also announced its successes.
In the previous ten years, N2.5 trillion has been spent on tertiary education, which is significantly higher than the sum specified in the 2009 agreement.
Additionally, concerns regarding salary adjustments have been addressed.
“If your demands are met to roughly 80% of your satisfaction, there is no reason to continue the strike. Given that the administration has made efforts to address the majority of the requests, it is unreasonable for the strike to continue indefinitely.”