Saturday, February 9

Reason why ASUU Strike Was Suspended

Professor Biodun Ogunyemi the president of  ASUU,  while officially announcing the suspension of the strike yesterday, revealed the agreement  made with the Federal Government that led to the suspension of the over three (3) months srike action.

Why ASUU Strike Was Suspended This was contained in a Memorandum of Action (MoA) signed by ASUU and the Federal Government on Thursday. 
information of the Memorandum of Action include the following;
  • In addition to the N20 billion for 2018, the sum of N25 billion only would be released in April/May 2019, after which government would resume full implementation of the MoU of 2013.
  • Part-payment of the outstanding arrears of the earned academic allowances; defraying the balance up to 2018 in 4 tranches within 36 months; and mainstreaming further payments of EAA into the annual budgets beginning from 2019 budget.
  • PICA verification and the release of the arrears of salary shortfall at the Federal University of Agriculture, Makurdi, not later than 15th February 2019.
  • Strengthening the Consultative Committee on State-owned Universities (CCSOU), inaugurated on Monday, 28th January, 2019 to look into the issues of proliferation, underfunding and governance to consistently deliver on its mandate.
  • Payment of the outstanding EAA arrears of all eligible staff in the University of Ilorin, especially the loyal ASUU members whose appointments were illegally terminated by today, 7th February, 2019.
  • Acknowledgement and appreciation of Government for facilitating the release of the final letter of approval for the granting of operational license to NUPEMCO.
  • Visitation to all Federal Universities would commence tentatively by 11th March, 2019.
  • Provision of documented guidelines on procedures and roles of parties in the process of renegotiating FGN-ASUU Agreement of 2009 which would commence not later than 18th February 2019 and end by Friday 29th March 2019.
The ASUU president further stated that if Government fail to fulfill its part of the agreement as reflected in this 2019 Memorandum of Action, ASUU shall resume its suspended strike action as the Union deems necessary.

mean while Academic Staff Union Of Universities, suspended the 3 months strike, after  meeting with the Federal Government on 7th Feb, 2019.

Information was announce on the official twitter handle of the union.
 According report, ASUU said, academic activities will resume immediately as from tomorrow, 8th Feb, 2019

ASUU Suspends Over 3 Months Strike
ASSU also report that the union decided to suspend the 95 Days of Strike after reaching an agreement with the Federal Government.

 further more ASUU has warned that this is just a suspension of the strike and not an outright call-off.
According to ASUU, if government goes contrary to the memorandum of agreement, the union will not hesitate to embark on another industrial action with full force.

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