FG AND ASUU UPDATE: The Federal Government and the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) leadership meeting on Tuesday came to an end once more without a resolution.
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This indicates that the strike is still in effect. It started on February 14, 2022, and it has kept many Nigerian students stuck around the nation for the past six months.
All hope were high when a meeting was scheduled to hold on Tuesday 16, 2022 but sadly didn’t end well.
The Professor Nimi Briggs Committee and the striking academics attended a meeting at the National University Commission in Abuja.
According to a senior member of ASUU, the committee just begged the lecturers to call off the strike and promised that their requests will be incorporated into the budget for the following year 2023; no new proposals were made as reported by channelstv
What are ASUU demanding from Federal Government
- ASUU are seeking improved welfare, revitalisation of public universities and academic autonomy among other demands.
- Payment of university revitalisation fund whose agreement was struck in 2009. The money now amounts to about N1.1 trillion.
- Use of alternative payroll system, the University Transparency and Accountability Solution (UTAS) instead of the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS). Among other issues; including how to fund universities.
Infact report have it that ASUU President, Prof. Emmanuel Osodeke said in an interview on channelstv that The issue of IPPIS and UTAS has been put to rest. But a reasonable agreement need to be reached and signed as regards other demands before calling off the strike he said before the meeting “If the government agrees with us tomorrow, everything will be resolved”.