ASUU STRIKE: N15.89b Injection To Stop ASUU Strike, Varsities MAY reopen soon

Varsities may resume soon, with the Federal Government making concessions to the striking Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU). 

The concessions will be tabled before the union leaders on Monday at a gathering to be met by Labor and Employment Minister Chris Ngige. 

The Minister has contacted the ASUU leadership for the "vigorous criticism session" with the expectation that the association will come back to the transaction table. 

Varsity lecturers on November 4,  started a strike to push the execution of the 2017 Memorandum of Action. 

The Memorandum was a follow-up to the 2009 FG-ASUU Agreement. 

ASUU National President Biodun Ogunyemi ascribed the strike to "the trickiness of government in taking care of our requests". 

The requests are: 

installment of deficit in pay rates of colleges; 

waiver/government fiat to set up Nigerian Universities Pension Management Company; 


revitalisation assets for varsities; and 

installment of earned scholastic remittances for speakers, ranking staff and different specialists. 

Be that as it may, on Monday, the Federal Government prevailing with regards to tending to the requests of the instructors and different associations. 

"One of the conditions met by the Federal Government was the arrival of N15.89billion to colleges on New Year's Eve( Monday) for the installment of setback in compensations of colleges," a source disclosed to The Nation. 

"The money is relied upon to hit the record of the considerable number of foundations prior to the end of work today (Wednesday)," he included, arguing not to be named. 

"The legislature has likewise put aside N20billion as revitalisation assets for varsities. The National Universities Commission( NUC) has been coordinated to work out the modalities for dispensing the assets to all establishments. 

"On the interest for the setting up of Nigerian Universities Pension Management Company 

( NUPEMCO), the administration has coordinated the National Pension Commission (NUPEMCO) to issue a permit for the organization's take-off. 

"Assets have additionally been put aside for Earned Academic remittances for teachers, ranking staff and different specialists." 

Answering an inquiry, the source included: "This assention was acquired by the organization of President Muhammadu Buhari, however regardless of the lean assets accessible to the legislature because of the fall in oil costs, we have done our best to meet ASUU requests." 

Ngige stated: "We have gone far in thinking about the requests of the speakers. We have generously met the conditions. 

"I am meeting with ASUU pioneers on Monday where all means taken by the legislature will be tabled before them. This is a responsive and straightforward government, we have done our best to meet the conditions. 

"Truth be told, authorities from the Ministry of Budget and National Planning will be at the following gathering with ASUU administration where they will be advised on statistical data points. 

"We are confident that the moves made by the legislature will be adequate to ASUU for our schools to revive." 

ASUU Chairman in the Southwest Zone Dr. Deji Omole precluded learning from claiming any reports on the association's transaction with the Federal Government. 

Omole, who is additionally the Chairman, University of Ibadan part , disclosed to Akelicious that the administration was yet to assemble another conference in the continuous transaction since more than about fourteen days back. 

He said the arranging advisory group was anticipating declaration of another date for talks. 

ASUU STRIKE: N15.89b Injection To Stop ASUU Strike, Varsities MAY reopen soon ASUU STRIKE: N15.89b Injection To Stop ASUU Strike, Varsities MAY reopen soon Reviewed by Kola Oyewole on January 02, 2019 Rating: 5

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