ASUU Strike 2013: ASUU Strike May End Next Thursday (Update)

ASUU Strike 2013: ASUU Strike May End Next Thursday (Update)

ASUU Strike 2013: ASUU Strike May End Next Thursday (Update)-

The meeting between the Federal Government and the striking Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, may have yielded results, as there are now indications the on-going strike might be called off next Thursday. Governor of Benue State, Mr Gabriel Suswam who dropped this hint Friday said ASUU and the Federal Government had reached agreements on all the contentious issues that led to the industrial action except two.

Suswam who was appointed as Chairman of the Needs Assessment Implementation Committee of the Federal Government said after next Thursday’s deliberations between his Committee and the various agencies of government funding tertiary education, all the contentious issues would likely be resolved.

Suswam told journalists in Abuja after attending a meeting between the Federal Government’s delegation and ASUU that agreements had been reached by both parties on all issues save two.

“We reached agreements on all issues except two. These two issues are those of earned allowances of lecturers and intervention for the federal universities. These are the only issues that are still outstanding.

”The Benue Governor further said he believed that by next week after his Committee would have arrived at an agreement on all the issues, ASUU would call off the strike. “The SGF would meet with the leadership of ASUU on the issue of earned allowances by next Monday.

“Then my committee which is dealing with the
issue of the needs assessment of the universities would meet again next Thursday and take another look at all the infrastructural deficits which the federal universities are facing.

“If you go to our universities, you would agree that they are facing infrastructural deficits and that is why my committee would meet with all the funding agencies next Thursday for the purpose of prioritizing all the projects that need to be executed. We are going to invite all the agencies that are involved in the funding of the universities including the Central Bank of Nigeria.

”Suswam said agreement has been reached on retirement age for university lecturers, which has now been increased from 65 to 70 years; the constitution of the governing councils of the universities which has already been done by the Government; the setting up of a pension administrator and the issue of persuading companies operating in the country to set up research centers in the universities.

“As far as I am concerned, if the issues concerning intervention and earned allowances are resolved next week, then the strike could be called off,” he said.

Present at the meeting were Secretary to the
Government of the Federation Senator Anyim Pius Anyim, Minister of Labour, Hon. Emeka Wogu, Minister of Education, Prof. Ruqayatu Rufai and President of Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Dr Nasir Fagge, among others.

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13 Comments

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    Olatunde July 27, 2013

    Please and please ASUU should call-Off this strike, we Nigeria students want to return to class. Please and please we beg u O!.

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    Onyilokwu odeh July 28, 2013

    This is welcome development, more greeze to you elbow Govnr Suswan…… We are tired of this so called ‘Total, comprehensive and indefinite ASUU strike’. Atleast, by thursday hopefully……..

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    Onyilokwu odeh July 28, 2013

    This is a welcome development, more greeze to your elbow Govnr Suswan…… We are tired of this so called ‘Total, comprehensive and indefinite ASUU strike’. Atleast, by thursday hopefully……..

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    ajayi seun July 29, 2013

    please we are tired o asuu and fg should please reach an agreement we aspirants seeking admission into these schools to are tired

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    OTERI July 30, 2013

    please we are tired of this asuu strike fed govt shoud please help us.

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    jude July 31, 2013

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    jude July 31, 2013

    For NDA supplementary form contact, …08176229477..and for other info.

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    jude July 31, 2013

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    Robert Daski unijos August 01, 2013

    the prevailing strike action is disheartening due to the nonchallant attitude of federal government which concomittantly give birth to indecorum and social vices in the society inasmuchas an idle mind is a devils workshop so the federal government should have a dekko at this strike.

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    Chikwendu chidubem September 26, 2013

    am sick and tired of this strike, am personally givin GEJ an ultimatum to stop or face my wrath

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    effiong December 02, 2013

    fg, should reach the demand of asuu for proper call off.

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