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ASUU: Strike Continues Until FG Implements Offer by justflow1(m): 2:00am On Jan 11
The Academic Staff Union of Universities on Thursday said the ongoing strike would not be called off until the Federal Government fully implemented all the offers it made to the union after their last meeting.

The public university lecturers said they were tired of Federal Government’s antics of making unfulfilled promises, insisting that the strike would be called off after they got tangible evidence and concrete actions that the offers made to them by the Federal Government had been implemented.

The National President, ASUU, Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, in an exclusive interview with one of our correspondents in Lagos on Thursday, said the team of the union that met with the government on Tuesday did not reach any agreement with the Federal Government.

Asked when the strike would then be called off, Ogunyemi said, “Our members said they want to see evidence of satisfactory implementation of all they have proposed before the strike can be called off.”

On Tuesday, ASUU met with the Federal Government officials including the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, as well as his Labour and Employment counterpart, Chris Ngige.

After their discussions, Ngige explained what the Federal Government was offering to the union.

He said the Office of the Accountant-General of the Federation and the Ministry of Finance had confirmed with evidence that N15.4bn had been released to public universities.

But ASUU president recalled that last year, the government promised to release funds for the revitalisation of public universities, which was one of the demands of the union, but failed to do so.

Ogunyemi stated, “As for the proposal, it can be disaggregated. There are items there that require implementation. If they are setting up a committee on state universities, and they actually do, it is not something we need to agree on. It is about action.

“If they have implemented it, it is off the list. If the government says it will pay a shortfall of salaries on a certain date, and the date comes and they release the money, it is also implementation. There is no agreement on the matter.

“On the revitalisation fund, we presented to the government that five tranches of N220bn each were outstanding. The government has not said it will release one, even if it is spread over a period of one year. There is no agreement on that. What they are offering is not even up to one tranche.

“Last year, they promised to release the fund but they did not till November when the strike began. Long story short, our members are saying they do not want promises again, what they want is action, implementation or disbursement of funds. The government must act in a way to convince the union that agreement has not been set aside; to show that government has not set aside the agreement, they should release one tranche.”

He explained that in order to forestall a situation ASUU and the government would restart negotiations on arrears of earned academic allowances, both sides agreed that “it would be mainstreamed into the 2019 budget.”

According to him, such an agreement was reached last year, but he said the government failed to honour it.

Ogunyemi stated, “We are going to have a discussion on when to commence renegotiation because there are still grey areas. If the government can substantially address these issues, we will be more confident to face our members on the way forward. For now, the feeler we are getting is that our members do not actually want to accept this government proposal from us.

“They said they would pay the shortfall of salary arrears of what was removed from workers’ salaries. There are 20 universities identified. The money will be available by January 18. It is around the corner and we will see if it will come.”

SOURCE:
https://punchng.com/strike-continues-until-fg-implements-offers-says-ASUU/

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Re: ASUU: Strike Continues Until FG Implements Offer by frankman365(m): 3:06am On Jan 11
Let me go and continue learning My hacking. It is necessary

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Re: ASUU: Strike Continues Until FG Implements Offer by ValCon888: 5:32am On Jan 11
A wise man once said "When two elephants fight its the grass that suffers".

Nigerian students right now

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Re: ASUU: Strike Continues Until FG Implements Offer by Kayceo2010: 6:07am On Jan 11
Chai
Re: ASUU: Strike Continues Until FG Implements Offer by Johnsonibx(m): 6:31am On Jan 11
Thor... There is God o
Re: ASUU: Strike Continues Until FG Implements Offer by Elzak(m): 6:34am On Jan 11
Both of them can keep bleeping each other. I don't care anymore.. ..... It's obvious they enjoy each other
Re: ASUU: Strike Continues Until FG Implements Offer by MathsEconomics(m): 6:39am On Jan 11
Nobody should blame ASUU, Government has failed them a good number of times for several years now.

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Re: ASUU: Strike Continues Until FG Implements Offer by sundayoga(m): 6:41am On Jan 11
Ok
Re: ASUU: Strike Continues Until FG Implements Offer by Petersamuel8(m): 7:12am On Jan 11
useless govt and useless union

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Re: ASUU: Strike Continues Until FG Implements Offer by babyfaceafrica: 7:20am On Jan 11
FG loves promise and fail too much, why should we blame ASUU?

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Re: ASUU: Strike Continues Until FG Implements Offer by Anas97(f): 7:26am On Jan 11
Nd we no dat FG isnt ready to fulfil all promise. Dis means no skul for the year. The hell where FG and ASUU go dey is still under construction

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Re: ASUU: Strike Continues Until FG Implements Offer by BossTtdiamonds(m): 7:37am On Jan 11
The government has always been deceptive and would always try to blackmail members of ASUU. The government has been evil, is still evil and would forever be evil. ASUU had better hold them to the full implementation of their agreement. All a man has is his word, and all the government has is their word. If the government has been playing cat and mouse games with an agreement they gave their word to uphold, then, they can't be trusted.
The people need to see that the current educational system as financed by the FG cannot stand as the FG easily fall short on their commitments. Look at the case of NLC, one easily can know the government has no word of truth in their tongue. All they care about is how they would enrich themselves and other cronies who together have chosen to make the Nigerian treasury their personal property.
The voice of the poor masses whom they've chosen to enslave via weaponization of poverty and illiteracy would speak against them.

My submission cannot end without declaring that the "Next Level" agenda of the APC is a philosophy of failure. The Next Level they propose can only be Next Level Suffering, Next Level Inflation, Next Level Unemployment, Next Level Nepotism.

Don't be fooled by the government in power, they care not for us.

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Re: ASUU: Strike Continues Until FG Implements Offer by ejibaba(m): 7:46am On Jan 11
Deceptive government.... Shameless liars... My question is how did we get this low as a nation? The depth of support this government enjoyed from the masses is enough to make people conclude the country is cursed, because no government has ever enjoyed the level of support APC enjoyed.

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Re: ASUU: Strike Continues Until FG Implements Offer by Richiez(m): 8:07am On Jan 11
undecided
Re: ASUU: Strike Continues Until FG Implements Offer by Nobody: 8:15am On Jan 11
Believe Apc government at your own peril

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Re: ASUU: Strike Continues Until FG Implements Offer by Tunasco4u(m): 8:15am On Jan 11
Very good ASUU,even if the federal government implement their offer check if it's well implemented,for now continue the strike grin grin grin

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Re: ASUU: Strike Continues Until FG Implements Offer by krattoss(m): 8:15am On Jan 11
Nigerian School and education is overated
Re: ASUU: Strike Continues Until FG Implements Offer by Bossontop(m): 8:15am On Jan 11
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Make dem jus kuku talk say Nigerian Universities na 4 or 5 years plus X plus Y

University time=4 or 5 yrs +x+y
Where x=no of years added due to spilling, splashing etc
y=no of years added due to ASUU strike

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Re: ASUU: Strike Continues Until FG Implements Offer by MANNABBQGRILLS: 8:15am On Jan 11
Issokay.
ASUU, kontinu o!

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Re: ASUU: Strike Continues Until FG Implements Offer by Maket: 8:16am On Jan 11
Every one after his own pocket
Re: ASUU: Strike Continues Until FG Implements Offer by IMASTEX: 8:16am On Jan 11
NANS is busy awarding people for. . . .while strike continue

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Re: ASUU: Strike Continues Until FG Implements Offer by arabbunkum: 8:16am On Jan 11
Good move
Re: ASUU: Strike Continues Until FG Implements Offer by Mopolchi: 8:17am On Jan 11
Lets join ASUU and remove Buhari

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Re: ASUU: Strike Continues Until FG Implements Offer by mistacoco2: 8:17am On Jan 11
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Re: ASUU: Strike Continues Until FG Implements Offer by netsurfer01(m): 8:21am On Jan 11
On behalf of the Association of "Unserious" Nigerian students, i seriously want to thank ASUU for continuing this strike grin

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Re: ASUU: Strike Continues Until FG Implements Offer by Rextizzle(m): 8:23am On Jan 11
I only pity the students, that's why it's good to be rich and school in a private institution.
Re: ASUU: Strike Continues Until FG Implements Offer by Onlyfrozenjim(m): 8:25am On Jan 11
Thunder fire all of them
All the money is for their own interest not ours
Keeping us at home while their children re outside the country
Re: ASUU: Strike Continues Until FG Implements Offer by LINTUNE(m): 8:26am On Jan 11
ValCon888:

A wise man once said "When two elephants fight its the grass that suffers".

Nigerian students right now
..lol
Re: ASUU: Strike Continues Until FG Implements Offer by InansBobo(m): 8:28am On Jan 11
Nigeria education sector is a joke. I wish I have the means to take myself out of this joke
Re: ASUU: Strike Continues Until FG Implements Offer by joelison(m): 8:29am On Jan 11
The time to calling off d strike depends on who wins the presidential election.

If buhari wins then it will be called off by march 2019 but if atiku wins it will be called off by June 2019

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Re: ASUU: Strike Continues Until FG Implements Offer by Pythondancer1: 8:40am On Jan 11
So all the Twitter poll na to play bet9ja with people feeling
Re: ASUU: Strike Continues Until FG Implements Offer by Passionate888: 8:43am On Jan 11
Buhari sef. He dashed other countries cash while he is still owing ASUU cash...

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