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Strike: Anxiety As ASUU, FG Teams Meet Secretly by sinkhole: 6:11am On Aug 17, 2022
PARENTS and students in public universities who have been at home for six months following the ongoing strike by members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, are keeping their ears wide open to hear the outcome of Tuesday’s meeting between the union and the federal government team which held at a secret location in Abuja.

Contrary to practice, whereby the two sides usually meet in either the Federal Ministry of Education office or the National Universities Commission, NUC, Complex, the meeting was taken to another venue to avoid the prying eyes of journalists and others interested in the matter.

Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu, led the government team that also included officials of the Ministry of Finance, Salaries and Wages Commission, members of the Prof. Nimi Briggs Committee set up to renegotiate the 2009 Agreement between the two parties among others.

Efforts by our reporter to trace the venue where the two parties are meeting, proved futile as at the time of filing this report.

The meeting was at the instance of President Muhammadu Buhari, and meant to address major demands of ASUU, among which include the adoption of the Universities Transparency Accountability System, UTAS, as the payment system in universities, payment of Earned Academic Allowance, and the salaries of the striking lecturers which have been stopped since March 2022.

The meeting is expected to put an end to the incessant strike affecting public universities as well as reposition universities in Nigeria.

ASUU National President, Prof. Emmanuel Osodeke, giving hint on the meeting earlier, on Tuesday, had promised that his union would call off the strike if certain demands were met.

He said already the renegotiation committee had reached an agreement with the government to adopt the UTAS as the payment platform of lecturers and suspend the strike.

Osodeke said ASUU would suspend the strike if the federal government agrees to its demands at the meeting.

“We have not had any serious communication though they have invited us for a meeting on one issue on Tuesday, which is the issue of renegotiation. You know that there are seven issues why we are on strike. They are inviting us for discussion on the issue of renegotiation.”

However, even if the union and the government are able to reach an accord at the meeting, unless the national leadership of ASUU calls for an emergency National Executive Council, NEC, meeting, the strike might still drag till the end of August.

At its last NEC meeting in Abuja, the union extended its strike by four weeks for a possible review and that terminates on August 29. It is only the NEC of the union that can call for a strike or suspend same.

Recall that the public university lecturers have been on strike since February 14 over the government’s failure to implement its demands on salaries and allowances of lecturers, improved funding for universities as well as the adoption of UTAS against the federal government’s preferred payment platform — Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System, IPPIS.

Several pleas by prominent Nigerians including President Buhari to ASUU to allow students return to class, have yielded no positive response.

The ASUU president who accused the government of not being sincere in the renegotiation, however, said the “issues of IPPIS and UTAS have been put to rest.”

https://www.vanguardngr.com/2022/08/strike-anxiety-as-ASUU-fg-teams-meet-secretly/

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Re: Strike: Anxiety As ASUU, FG Teams Meet Secretly by sinkhole: 6:12am On Aug 17, 2022
You people should please, at least, read the bolded! The strike has not ended in deadlock, there is still hope.

ChannelsTV messed up, this time around, by engaging in unprofessional, wild speculative journalism!

ASUU should be having an internal meeting this Wednesday morning.

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Re: Strike: Anxiety As ASUU, FG Teams Meet Secretly by slyayok: 6:56am On Aug 17, 2022
sinkhole:
You people should please, at least, read the bolded! The strike has not ended in deadlock, there is still hope.

ChannelsTV messed up, this time around, by engaging in unprofessional, wild speculative journalism!

ASUU should be having an internal meeting this Wednesday morning.
Sinkhole, an agreement was reached at yesterday's meeting by both parties, is that what you are saying? but what many well known Nigerian dailies are carrying is that it ended in deadlock as usual

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Re: Strike: Anxiety As ASUU, FG Teams Meet Secretly by sinkhole: 6:59am On Aug 17, 2022
slyayok:
Sinkhole, an agreement was reached at yesterday's meeting by both parties, is that what you are saying? but what many well known Nigerian dailies are carrying is that it ended in deadlock as usual
Please, is Vanguard not a known Nigerian daily?
The meeting did not end in deadlock, infact, nobody (except the people involved) knows the outcome!
As I am typing this, ASUU should be meeting to deliberate on what was offered and they may even go down to their branch level before any concrete decision could be taken.
At this junction, we can only pray that whatever has been offered should be acceptable to the generalty of the ASUU members.

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Re: Strike: Anxiety As ASUU, FG Teams Meet Secretly by slyayok: 8:04am On Aug 17, 2022
sinkhole:
Please, is Vanguard not a known Nigerian daily?
The meeting did not end in deadlock, infact, nobody (except the people involved) knows the outcome!
As I am typing this, ASUU should be meeting to deliberate on what was offered and they may even go down to their branch level before any concrete decision could be taken.
At this junction, we can only pray that whatever has been offered should be acceptable to the generalty of the ASUU members.
Thanks. Let's get our fingers crossed and hope they consider their offer however, Adamu Adamu's press briefing tomorrow should proffer some insights to yesterday's meeting

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Re: Strike: Anxiety As ASUU, FG Teams Meet Secretly by Almantra: 8:16am On Aug 17, 2022
sinkhole well done I, Believe in your sources .

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Re: Strike: Anxiety As ASUU, FG Teams Meet Secretly by Legendforte: 8:16am On Aug 17, 2022
Chain of endless negotiations

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Re: Strike: Anxiety As ASUU, FG Teams Meet Secretly by sinkhole: 8:18am On Aug 17, 2022
Almantra:
sinkhole well done I, Believe in your sources .
Thanks.
If there is hope, I will say it and if there is no hope, I will equally say so!
As it is now, THERE IS STILL HOPE

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Re: Strike: Anxiety As ASUU, FG Teams Meet Secretly by Almantra: 8:22am On Aug 17, 2022
sinkhole:
Thanks. If there is hope, I will say it and if there is no hope, I will equally say so! As it is now, THERE IS STILL HOPE
Thanks For the Updates !
Re: Strike: Anxiety As ASUU, FG Teams Meet Secretly by SenatePresdo(m): 8:38am On Aug 17, 2022
Let APC never happen to Nigerians again.

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Re: Strike: Anxiety As ASUU, FG Teams Meet Secretly by OSUigboFlatHead(f): 8:39am On Aug 17, 2022
See what APC and PDP has put us...

Two evil parties.

By this, Obī the obituary is also a member of PDP and he's part of the problem too.
THE CUNNING BĪTCH AND COWARD ONLY SWITCH FEW MONTHS AGO WHEN HE REALISED THAT HE CAN'T BEAT ATIKU AND WIKE.

IF YOU'RE ADVOCATING FOR OBÌ, THUNDER FIRE YOU TOO BECAUSE YOU'RE A VERY BIG FOOL.

If we truly want a new person that's not part of these corrupt old fools, let's vote someone new and different indeed.

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Re: Strike: Anxiety As ASUU, FG Teams Meet Secretly by Fxfsvgs7: 8:39am On Aug 17, 2022
Ok

Re: Strike: Anxiety As ASUU, FG Teams Meet Secretly by OSUigboFlatHead(f): 8:39am On Aug 17, 2022
shocked
Re: Strike: Anxiety As ASUU, FG Teams Meet Secretly by tdien(m): 8:40am On Aug 17, 2022
another fruitless meeting
Re: Strike: Anxiety As ASUU, FG Teams Meet Secretly by EMXTAN1(m): 8:40am On Aug 17, 2022
When clowns re leaders... they won't value Education
Re: Strike: Anxiety As ASUU, FG Teams Meet Secretly by Bodviral: 8:40am On Aug 17, 2022
Let them come up positive!!
Re: Strike: Anxiety As ASUU, FG Teams Meet Secretly by Tayorshd2(m): 8:40am On Aug 17, 2022
Mtheew
Re: Strike: Anxiety As ASUU, FG Teams Meet Secretly by NigeriaB(m): 8:41am On Aug 17, 2022
Is is this a new meeting or the one that ended in deadlock yesternight?

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Re: Strike: Anxiety As ASUU, FG Teams Meet Secretly by MacWin155(m): 8:42am On Aug 17, 2022
sinkhole:
Thanks.
If there is hope, I will say it and if there is no hope, I will equally say so!
As it is now, THERE IS STILL HOPE

Thanks man. Your words are what I'm clinging unto now.

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Re: Strike: Anxiety As ASUU, FG Teams Meet Secretly by Youngwiz71(m): 8:42am On Aug 17, 2022
Let them call it off biko
Re: Strike: Anxiety As ASUU, FG Teams Meet Secretly by Linesman(m): 8:42am On Aug 17, 2022
The Agitation from ASUU Continues.
Re: Strike: Anxiety As ASUU, FG Teams Meet Secretly by SaliuAP(m): 8:42am On Aug 17, 2022
sinkhole:


https://www.vanguardngr.com/2022/08/strike-anxiety-as-ASUU-fg-teams-meet-secretly/
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Alot of Nigeria uni students are alresdy migrating to Canada in Mass already. By the time Assu calls of the strike, maybe there won't be a students to lecture
Re: Strike: Anxiety As ASUU, FG Teams Meet Secretly by Searchingvictor: 8:44am On Aug 17, 2022
Issokay
Re: Strike: Anxiety As ASUU, FG Teams Meet Secretly by MacWin155(m): 8:45am On Aug 17, 2022
sinkhole:


https://www.vanguardngr.com/2022/08/strike-anxiety-as-ASUU-fg-teams-meet-secretly/


What about the news flying about that strike continues and no agreements?? Is hope still there, despite the news.
Re: Strike: Anxiety As ASUU, FG Teams Meet Secretly by Passionate888: 8:47am On Aug 17, 2022
What has Tinubu said concerning this ASUU strike?

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