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Strike: FG Bows To Pressure, Meet ASUU's Condition by mustaphagreens(m): 7:35am On Dec 04, 2013
Barely twenty four hours to the
expiration of the December 4
ultimatum Federal Government
gave members of the Academic
Staff Union of Universities (ASUU)
to resume classes or be sacked,
the federal government this
morning bowed to one of
the demands of the lecturers by
paying N200 billion into an
account opened with the Central
Bank of Nigeria, CBN.
Disclosing this on Channels
Television programme ‘Sunrise
Daily’ this morning, Dr. Doyin
Okupe, Senior Special Assistant to
the President on Public Affairs
confirmed that the N200b
demanded by ASUU to be
paid into an account with the
CBN has been done. The amount
is meant for renewal of
infrastructure facilities in public
universities in the country.
But ASUU President, Dr. Nasir
Fage Isa, accused the
government of being insincere in
its dealing with the striking
lecturers. He urged the
government to respond to its
letter demanding the fulfillment
of some conditions for it to call
off the strike.
Okupe said that from the
government’s perspective,
everything that needs to be
done has been done and
whether the strike would be
called off or not now lies in the
hands of the leadership of
ASUU. He said that most of the
demands of the Academic Staff
Union of Nigerian Universities,
ASUU, have been agreed upon at
the 13-hour
meeting they had with the
President in October.
“At the end of that meeting, the
Government proposed that
everything that has been agreed
should be put in a memorandum
of agreement and that the two
parties should sign, but the
leadership of ASUU declined
and said instead of that, they
would rather have a letter of
comfort expressing everything
that has been resolved therein,
and that will suffice for them.”
According to him, the
Government agreed to their
request and issued the said letter
based on the agreement that the
strike would be called off within
7 days. However, this did not
happen “in spite of the fact that
the ASUU leadership presented
the letter of comfort to
its chapters nationwide and a
clear majority of them endorsed
the resolutions reached and
actually were more inclined
towards calling off the strike.”
Dr. Okupe stressed that the
attitude of the ASUU leadership
showed that the seed of discord
and evidence of bad faith already
existed. “It is unfortunate that
somebody died but
notwithstanding, that cannot be
a justification for delaying the
implementation of an agreement
for 21 or more days.
Source: www.dailytimes.com/fg_bows_to_asuu's_pressure

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Re: Strike: FG Bows To Pressure, Meet ASUU's Condition by david290(m): 9:08am On Dec 04, 2013
And now that ASUU have known,what have dey done? Or will somebody tell me dat there's nothing ASUU can do within 24 hours?does he have 2 consult his members again or hold secret meetings b4 an investigative panel can b set up 2 verify Governments claims?If yes,den why would GEJ hold an emergency meeting not a secret meeting with top security officials some hours after co-ordinated attacks in maiduguri,y doesn't he consult his cabinet b4 knowing what 2 do? any sane mind would b convinced dat GEJ is touched by d horrific incidence even if he is not so why can't ASUU do d same or pretend 2 do d same or is dis strike different 4rm what made GEJ 2 call an emergency meeting? So what's stopping ASUU leadership from doing d same shortly after they heard d new development,when will ASUU leadership stop behaving like a confused kidnap victim? 4 crying out loud,these are my lecturers behaving like our last born or am i wrong,or have dey been hijacked by political parties as claimed by some people?
Re: Strike: FG Bows To Pressure, Meet ASUU's Condition by smileoly(f): 9:14am On Dec 04, 2013
Let them return from burial first. By monday 9th dec,academic activities will resume. But that one na only 2wks lectures b4 christmas break. This period dt travelling up and down is nt advised. May God protect our students as they return to school. AMEN
Re: Strike: FG Bows To Pressure, Meet ASUU's Condition by Hearme(m): 10:01am On Dec 04, 2013
david290: And now that ASUU have known,what have dey done? Or will somebody tell me dat there's nothing ASUU can do within 24 hours?does he have 2 consult his members again or hold secret meetings b4 an investigative panel can b set up 2 verify Governments claims?If yes,den why would GEJ hold an emergency meeting not a secret meeting with top security officials some hours after co-ordinated attacks in maiduguri,y doesn't he consult his cabinet b4 knowing what 2 do? any sane mind would b convinced dat GEJ is touched by d horrific incidence even if he is not so why can't ASUU do d same or pretend 2 do d same or is dis strike different 4rm what made GEJ 2 call an emergency meeting? So what's stopping ASUU leadership from doing d same shortly after they heard d new development,when will ASUU leadership stop behaving like a confused kidnap victim? 4 crying out loud,these are my lecturers behaving like our last born or am i wrong,or have dey been hijacked by political parties as claimed by some people?

Hearing on news does not always translate to reality. Even some contracts that have been signed and sealed don't go through in Nigeria, not to talk of hearing. The easiest work to do is to document this agreement which will take a computer operator about 10mins.

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