ASUU has threatened to go on strike again
The Academic Staff Union of Universities has taken steps to set out on one more strike activity following what it called the disappointment of the Federal Government to execute an arrangement endorsed with the association.
Review that in March 2020, ASUU left on a hit following its conflict with the FG over the subsidizing of the colleges and the inadequacy and inconsistencies around the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System and others.
ASUU, nonetheless, fostered the University Transparency and Accountability Solution to supplant IPPIS and had a few gatherings with the Ministries of Finance, Education, Labor and Employment, and the Office of the Accountant General of the Federation before it was endorsed however yet to be carried out. Similarly, the FG and ASUU consented to an arrangement pointed toward settling a portion of the requests of ASUU, an improvement that prompted the suspension of the strike on December 24, 2020.
Also, after a gathering with the FG on August 2, 2021, Osodeke said the Nigeria Information Technology Development Agency demanded that UTAS should be re-introduced to the end clients. Additionally, at the gathering, Minister of Labor and Employment, Chris Ngige, guaranteed ASUU that the N22bn procured stipend caught in the 2021 advantageous financial plan would before long be gotten to by college labourers.
The President of the Union, Professor Emmanuel Osodeke, in a meeting with Punch, said the Federal government has neglected to satisfy its own finish of the arrangement and that the Federal government designation has since quit taking all calls made to them.
Osodeke said the association is giving the public authority till Tuesday, August 31, to connect or it will enact the strategy of setting out protesting.
“The public authority has not contacted us. Government authorities have halted. However, they don’t accept our calls once more. Nigerians should advise the public authority to do what they consented to do.
We consented to an arrangement and surprisingly in May, we agreed; this is August and nothing has been carried out. Does it bode well? We are giving them till the finish of August and from that point forward, we start the techniques.”
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