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ASUU Insists To Begin Strike

Members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) on Thursday said the non-fulfilment of the Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) signed with the Federal Government was capable of disrupting academic activities in universities.

The varsity teachers, under the Ibadan Zone of ASUU, met on Thursday at the Ladoke Akintola University, Ogbomosho, Oyo State, to review the strike they suspended in December last year, after reaching the agreement with the government.

The persistent non-responsiveness of the FGN to the contentious and outstanding issues of the December 2020 FGN/ASUU MoA has created a ticking time bomb, which may explode and engulf the Nigerian university system at a time sooner than may be imagined. When this happens, Nigerians should hold the Federal Government of Nigeria responsible.”They said

Its Zonal Coordinator, Prof Oyebamiji Oyegoke, spoke with reporters on the face off. He was accompanied by chairpersons of branches Professor Ayo Akinwole (UI); Prof Moyosore Ajao (UNILORIN); Dr. Biodun Olaniran (LAUTECH) and Dr. Shehu Salau (KWASU).

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According to the union, salary shortfall and setting up of Visitation Panels to Federal Government-owned universities are the only two issues addressed by government in ASUU’s demands.

ASUU listed the yet-to-be attended to demands as: renegotiation of conditions of service; injection of revitalisation funds; payment of earned academic allowances; implementation of University Transparency and Accountability Solution (UTAS); proliferation of state universities; release of withheld salaries and non-remittance of check-off dues of unions.

This article was originally published on TheNation

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