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Breaking! ASUU Declares Nationwide Strike. by Thryphosa(m): 11:20am On Feb 14, 2022
The Academic Staff Union of Universities has declared a “comprehensive and total” strike.

The strike was declared at a press conference addressed by the President of ASUU, Prof. Emmanuel Osodeke, on Monday.

He said the strike, which commences on Monday, February 14, 2022, would last for an initial period of four weeks.

Members of the union’s National Executive Council had held marathon meetings since Saturday at the University of Lagos titled, ‘NEC for NEC.’

ASUU had sensitised and mobilised lecturers and students across all universities on the reason the union might likely go on strike.

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The union had expressed grievances over the failure of the Federal Government to fulfil some of the agreements it made as far back as 2009. ASUU had on November 15, 2021, given the federal government a three-week ultimatum over the failure to meet the demands.

The lecturers threatened to embark on another round of industrial action following the alleged “government’s unfaithfulness” in the implementation of the Memorandum of Action it signed with the union, leading to the suspension of the 2020 strike action.

After the union’s National Executive Council meeting at the University of Abuja on November 13 and 14, ASUU President, Prof. Emmanuel Osodeke, lamented that despite meeting with the Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige, on October 14, 2021, on issues, including funding for revitalisation of public universities, earned academic allowances, University Transparency Accountability Solution; promotion arrears, renegotiation of 2009 ASUU-FGN Agreement, and the inconsistencies in Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System Payment, none of its demands had been met.
Following the threat, the Minister of State for Education, Emeka Nwajiuba, promised that the union would be paid.

A few weeks after, ASUU suspended the planned strike, as N22.1 billion earned allowances were paid to lecturers in federal universities.
On the heels of the union’s renewed agitations, the co-chairmen of the National Inter-religious Council, the Sultan of Sokoto, Muhammad Abubakar III, and the President of the Christian Association of Nigeria, Dr. Samson Ayokunle, visited the President, Major-General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), last month, over the lack of implementation of the Memorandum of Understanding the government signed with ASUU in 2009 and others.

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Re: Breaking! ASUU Declares Nationwide Strike. by rexlims(m): 11:29am On Feb 14, 2022
Hmmmm. It's not funny anymore. D political class are busy building private universities and sending their wards and children abroad for schooling. They careless about d state of education in this country cos they know that d less educated our people are, d more docile they will become.
It's high time d present youth take to d street peacefully to demand for quality education from these our so called rulers.

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Re: Breaking! ASUU Declares Nationwide Strike. by chiefolododo(m): 11:36am On Feb 14, 2022
ok
Re: Breaking! ASUU Declares Nationwide Strike. by Nobody: 11:39am On Feb 14, 2022
another season already in air. wish them safe return
Re: Breaking! ASUU Declares Nationwide Strike. by Thryphosa(m): 11:40am On Feb 14, 2022
rexlims:
Hmmmm. It's not funny anymore. D political class are busy building private universities and sending their wards and children abroad for schooling. They careless about d state of education in this country cos they know that d less educated our people are, d more docile they will become.
It's high time d present youth take to d street peacefully to demand for quality education from these our so called rulers.

It is pathetic! Education sector needs serious attention. The reoccurring strike is not helping the future and quality of Nigerian students. It's time government takes education sector with utmost priority.
Re: Breaking! ASUU Declares Nationwide Strike. by Orochimaru247: 11:51am On Feb 14, 2022
Main reason I chose NATIONAL OPEN UNIVERSITY NIGERIA (NOUN)... if they like let them strike for 4years ... None of my business.. OPEN DISTANCE LEARNING (ODL).. is the new educational frontier... We move....

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Re: Breaking! ASUU Declares Nationwide Strike. by Myzubby(m): 12:10pm On Feb 14, 2022
THE RISE OF MORE YAHOO BOYS and school dropouts. The wise will use the opportunity to learn a skill . GOD HELP NIGERIA

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Re: Breaking! ASUU Declares Nationwide Strike. by Nobody: 12:34pm On Feb 14, 2022
Wetin konsine me

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