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ASUU’s Ultimatum To FG Ends, Lecturers Say Demands Unmet


The Federal Government has started moves to forestall a modern activity in the country’s state funded colleges as the Academic Staff Union of Universities’ three-week cutoff time finished on Sunday.

The Minister of State for Education, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, in a meeting with The PUNCH on Sunday, said the service had composed a letter to the Ministry of Finance on the installment of stipends to staff of colleges.

In any case, the association told one of our journalists that administration had just satisfied one of its needs.

ASUU had on November 15 given the Federal Government a three-week final offer over government inability to fulfill its needs

The teachers took steps to leave on one more round of modern activity following the ‘public authority’s faithlessness’ in execution of the Memorandum of Action it endorsed with the association whereupon last year’s strike activity was suspended.

After the association’s National Executive Council meeting at the University of Abuja on November 13 and 14, ASUU President, Professor Emmanuel Osodeke, mourned that regardless of meeting with the Minister of Labor and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige on October 14, 2021, on issues including subsidizing for renewal of state funded colleges, acquired scholarly remittances, University Transparency Accountability Solution, advancement overdue debts, renegotiation of 2009 ASUU-FGN understanding, and the irregularities in Integrated Payroll and Personnel data framework installment, none of the requests had been met.

The Federal Government vowed to pay N30bn as revitalisation asset to colleges. It additionally vowed to pay N22.1bn acquired stipends to college laborers. At the point when reached on Saturday night, ASUU president told one of our journalists that administration had not fulfilled every one of the needs.

Osodeke said the association would meet on Sunday to take a choice on the issue. As of the hour of sending this report, the association was all the while meeting.
“The cutoff time will pass by Sunday. They just met one out of our solicitations which is the NEEDS evaluation; the revitalisation assets of N30bn however they paid just N20bn to the colleges. Different solicitations have not been satisfied even the ones they guaranteed. Our officials are meeting tomorrow, we will tell you our choice by tomorrow (Sunday),” he said on Saturday.

When reached at 8:30pm on Sunday, ASUU president said the association was all the while meeting. “We haven’t taken an official choice at this point. We need to counsel every one of our branches and zones. The public can’t simply plunk down and call for activity. The public authority didn’t execute what they guaranteed us,” he said

However, Nwajiuba said the service of instruction had composed its money partner on the installment, adding that the Minister of Finance had recognized the receipt of the letter.He said, “We have sent a letter to the service of money and in the letter we did a breakdown of every college and the people to be paid. We don’t pay associations. What we will do is to pay every college. We have done the breakdown.

“I addressed the clergyman of money yesterday and she said she got the letter and her service would work with the breakdown that we gave them. The installment will be paid when fair treatment is closed by the service of money. However, it ought to be noticed that the cash won’t be paid to the association all in all yet it would be paid to every college.” ,,


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