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ASUU Strike Update On 15th August 2022

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ASUU Latest News On Resumption and ASUU Strike Update Today, 15 August 2022 can be accessed below.

Naijaonpoint News has compiled the latest ASUU news on the current strike embarked by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU),  a Nigerian union of university academic staff.

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Below is the latest  Asuu strike update, asuu latest news on resumption and ASUU strike news today, Monday, 15 August 2022, compiled by Naijaonpoint News.

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ASUU Strike: Umahi, Keyamo Are Interlopers, FG Must Meet Our Demand- Osodeke

ASUU president, Osodeke said the comment of the duo that the Federal government cannot meet their demand and will not borrow to meet their demand showed they are interlopers.

Professor Osedeke stated that at no time did the Federal government approach the university lecturers’ body with a plea that they cannot meet their demand.

ASUU said that the Federal government did not appoint Governor Umahi to speak on the issue because the government understand that ASUU made its position clear.

ASUU Strike: Vote Out APC In 2023- ASUU Begs Students, Parents

SUU said the ruling APC government of President Muhammadu Buhari does not value the future and education of the Nigerian youths.

ASUU National President, Professor Emmanuel Osedeke, stated that the government of APC has shown that it was not ready to address the demands of the body which is improving the university system.

ASUU went on strike on the 14 of February 2022, demanding that the Federal government should implement the agreement it had with the body in 2009.

ASUU Strike ‘ill Never Happen In My Administration- Atiku Pledges

Atiku stated that he started investing in education for 30 years from nursery to university and understood how it should be run.

Alhaji Atiku Abubakar stated this on Friday while commemorating International Youths Day (IYD) with the youths of the Peoples Democratic Party in Abuja.

Atiku stated that he understands to value and importance of education in a child because he benefited from education even though he had uneducated parents.

He said ” It will never happen under a PDP government or under my administration when I am elected.

“Do you know why I say that? I have been investing in education for the past 30 years. In the nursery, I started Primary, Secondary, and University we have never gone on strike for even one day.

ASUU Strike Can’t Stop Us From Conducting Exam — JAMB

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has said the prolonged industrial action by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) which has kept their students away from classrooms now for many months cannot stop it from conducting another round of the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) when it is due.

The Registrar of JAMB, Prof Is-haq Oloyede, gave this position in Lagos, on Saturday, while monitoring the mop-up exam, specially arranged for candidates whose centres were allegedly involved in malpractice and candidates with biometric issues during the general examination for this year in May.

About 1.7 million candidates sat for the exam nationwide while no fewer than 42, 000 candidates from the number sat the mop-up exam across 10 centres (outside their original centres) in about five states of the federation including Abia, Anambra, Delta, Edo and Lagos.

ASUU Not Only One In Nigeria, We Can’t Close Other Sectors Because They Are Owed- Keyamo

The Federal Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo has stated that the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, should not expect the Federal government to meet its requirement because the government cannot close other sectors.

Recall that the university lecturers union on Monday extended their industrial action which started on February 14 by four weeks after a failed negotiation between the Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu and the body.

President Buhari had given the minister a two weeks ultimatum to address the demands of ASUU for students who have been at home for five months to return to school.

ASUU Strike: I’ve Never Seen Weak President Like Buhari- Tanko Yakasai

The former Media Aide to Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, Tanko Yakasai, said the president has lost control of his appointees.

Salihu Tanko Yakasai, who was fired by Abdullahi Ganduje for criticizing President Buhari on insecurity said it was worrisome that after the two weeks ultimatum given to the Minister of Education Mallam Adamu Adamu had expired, the ASUU strike continues without an end in sight.

Describing President Buhari as weak, Tanko Yakasai said the action of the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, without consequence, was shameful and embarrassing.

ASUU Strike Continues As NEC Fails To Suspend Industrial Action

The industrial action by members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, will continue as members of the National Executive Council, NEC, of the union did not consider the option of suspending the action at its meeting which ended in the early hours of Monday in Abuja.

Checks by Newsonline showed that the national leadership of the union only briefed the meeting on their interactions and submissions made to the Prof. Nimi Briggs Committee set up the Federal Government to renegotiate the 2009 Agreement with the union.

FG Must Implement First Before We Return To Class- ASUU Insists

Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, has stated that the Federal government must implement its agreement before they return to class.

The Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, also stated that ASUU is right in its resilience to save the education sector.

Chairman of ASUU, University of Calabar Chapter, John Edoh said” it was inexplicable that the entire tertiary education system was shut down from Feb. 14 till today July 26 and the government has done nothing.”

John Edo who stated this in Calabar at the NLC solidarity protest said ASUU has several agreements and memoranda with the government which has not been implemented.

Edoh said, “This time is a time of implementation, the Federal Government must implement first before we return to the classrooms.”

FG Must Implement First Before We Return To Class- ASUU Insists

Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, has stated that the Federal government must implement its agreement before they return to class.

The Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, also stated that ASUU is right in its resilience to save the education sector.

Chairman of ASUU, University of Calabar Chapter, John Edoh said” it was inexplicable that the entire tertiary education system was shut down from Feb. 14 till today July 26 and the government has done nothing.”

John Edo who stated this in Calabar at the NLC solidarity protest said ASUU has several agreements and memoranda with the government which has not been implemented.

Edoh said, “This time is a time of implementation, the Federal Government must implement first before we return to the classrooms.”

Peter Obi Backs ASUU, Buhari Should Take Over The Negotiation Not Minister

The presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi has said he stands with the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU in their ongoing strike, stating that Buhari should take over the negotiation to ensure it is resolved.

ASUU Strike: Why Lecturers Must Call Off Strike – FG

 

Federal Government has urged the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, to call off its six-month-old strike.

Naijaonpoint News reports that Adamu Adamu, the Minister of Education urged ASUU to call off the strike and embrace dialogue.

Speaking at the 2022 police meeting on admissions to tertiary institutions in Nigeria held in Abuja, the minister said the strike should be called off in the interest of students.

According to Adamu, embracing dialogue is the only solution to the impasse.

He said: “I urge the leadership of tertiary institutions to partner with the Federal Government in its frantic efforts at restoring industrial harmony in tertiary institutions in Nigeria. It is clear that a stable academic calendar is required for quality education and development in Nigeria.

“I also seize this opportunity to appeal to the trade unions in the tertiary education sub-sector to, in the interest of the future of Nigeria, call off the perennial strike and embrace genuine dialogue as a solution to our problems.”

ASUU Strike: Two Weeks Is Too Long To End Strike, Just Sign- ASUU To Buhari

Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, has replied to Buhari on the two weeks given to Education Minister Adamu Adamu to end the strike that has lasted six months, stating that what the President should do is sign the agreement with ASUU.

ASUU President, Prof. Emmanuel Osodeke, made the statement on Tuesday in reaction to President Buhari’s directive on Tuesday to Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, to within two weeks make sure that university lecturers return to school.

Also, Senator Shehu Sani has faulted the directive of President Buhari to ASUU, stating that Buhari’s directive should have been given to the Finance Minister to pay the university lecturers’ body the money it is demanding.

ASUU Declares Continuation of Strike, Denies Breakaway Faction

Hopes of undergraduates returning to the classroom anytime soon have again been dashed as the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has ruled out any possibility of suspending its six-monthly old strike.

Addressing journalists in Abuja on Tuesday, ASUU President, Professor Emmanuel Osodeke, accused the Ministry of Labour and Employment, chaired by Chris Ngige of “Conciliator” for continuously creating more chaos in the resolution process.

ASUU on February 14 embarked on a strike to press home its demand, including the government’s investment in the nation’s university infrastructure, and payment of members’ salaries through the recommended University Transparency and Accountability Solution (UTAS), among several others.

At the end of the 30 days, the federal government failed to arrest the situation, leading to ASUU’s rollover of the strike on March 14. More recently, the union declared another 12 weeks of strike, thereby keeping the students perpetually at home.

President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu, to resolve the prolonged industrial action embarked upon by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) and other university-based unions.

President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu, to resolve the prolonged industrial action embarked upon by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) and other university-based unions.

ASUU Strike: Shelve Planned Protest, FG Appeals To NLC

The Federal Government has appealed to the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) to cancel its planned protest over the prolonged strike of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) and other university-based unions.

Minister of Labour and Employment, Sen. Chris Ngige, made the appeal Thursday at a meeting with the leadership of NLC in his office.

Also in attendance at the meeting were the Minister of State, Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo, SAN and the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, Ms Kachollom S. Daju.

ASUU Could Call Off Strike Before Two Weeks – Presidency

The Presidency has expressed optimism that the dispute between the federal government and the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) could be resolved earlier than the two weeks that are being projected.

The Presidency also dismissed media reports quoting President Muhammadu Buhari as giving a two-week ultimatum to the Minister of Education to resolve the dispute.

Malam Garba Shehu, the President’s media aide, said this in a statement on Wednesday in Abuja, while also appealing to the media not to spread misinformation over the ongoing strike by members of ASUU.

According to Shehu, the Presidency is optimistic that agreements can be reached in an even shorter period if all parties/stakeholders are not unrealistically obstinate.

The presidential aide, however, said: “It is a pity that almost all media houses allowed themselves to be deceived by interested sources that are not the authorised spokesmen of government.’’

FG, ASUU Disagree As Buhari Directs End To Strike In 2wks

The federal government and the leadership of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) locked horns again Tuesday over modalities to end the five-month-old strike by lecturers in Nigerian public universities.

While President Muhammadu Buhari directed that the Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige should be part of meetings to resolve the crisis, the ASUU leadership said it would not participate in any process involving the minister.

Aside from ASUU, the Non-Academic Staff Union of Educational and Allied Institutions (NASU), Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU) and National Association of Academic Technologists (NAAT) have been in similar industrial action for desperate reasons.

Some of the demands of ASUU include: Revitalisation of public universities, payment of earned academic allowances and the deployment of the University Transparency and Accountability Solution (UTAS) for payment of university lecturers among others

With the ASUU strike lingering for months, the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) declared a nationwide protest for July 26 and 27 to show solidarity with the striking lecturers.

ASUU meets August 1, strike enters 155th day

ASUU Strike: NLC To Stage Nationwide Solidarity Protest

The National Labour Congress (NLC) says it will embark on a nationwide protest on July 26 and 27 in solidarity with the strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).

ASUU has been on strike for months over the failure of the federal government to honour an agreement on issues bordering on funding universities, as well as on salaries and allowances of lecturers.

In a letter dated July 15 and addressed to chairpersons of the NLC in the states, Ayuba Wabba, the congress’ national president, and Emmanuel Ugboaja, general secretary, said the protest is aimed at getting “our children back to school and support our unions in Nigeria’s public universities fighting for quality education”.

They designated Labour House in the federal capital territory (FCT) and secretariats of the NLC as the takeoff points for the protest.

“We bring you fraternal greetings from the national secretariat of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC),” the letter read.

“In line with the decisions of the National Executive Council (NEC) meeting of the Nigeria Labour Congress held on the 30th of June 2022, we have scheduled as follows the National Days of Protest to get our children back to school and support our unions in Nigeria’s public universities fighting for quality education.

“Dates: Tuesday, 26th July 2022 and Wednesday, 27th July 2022.”

Tinubu shouldn’t broker peace between ASUU, FG – Group

ASUU strike: Enough is enough, call off now – Buhari charges lecturers

President Muhammadu Buhari has urged the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, to reconsider their stand on the lingering strike.

Buhari said “enough is enough”, hence ASUU should consider the long-term effect on students and the generational consequences on families, the educational system and the future development of the country.

He spoke while receiving governors of the All Progressives Congress (APC), legislators and political leaders at his residence in Daura, Katsina State, on Monday.

The president lamented that the strike was already taking a toll on the psychology of parents, students and other stakeholders, throwing up many moral issues that already beg for attention.

“We hope that ASUU will sympathise with the people on the prolonged strike. Truly, enough is enough for keeping students at home. Don’t hurt the next generation for goodness sake.

ASUU Strike: Enough Is Enough, Call Off Now – Buhari Begs Lecturers

President Muhammadu Buhari has urged the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, to reconsider their stand on the lingering strike.

Buhari said “enough is enough”, hence ASUU should consider the long-term effect on students and the generational consequences on families, the educational system and the future development of the country.

He spoke while receiving governors of the All Progressives Congress (APC), legislators and political leaders at his residence in Daura, Katsina State, on Monday.

The president lamented that the strike was already taking a toll on the psychology of parents, students and other stakeholders, throwing up many moral issues that already beg for attention.

Otedola Endorsed Tinubu Because ASUU Strike Can’t Affect DJ Cuppy – Yusuf

Naijaonpoint News reports that since Femi Otedola endorsed Bola Ahmed Tinubu, most netizens who have been singing his praises are alleging the billionaire benefits from Nigeria that have not been working.

A tweep, FS Yusuf, @FS_Yusuf_, stated, “DJ Cuppy is in Oxford University, you are in Yaba Tech. ASUU strike can never affect her but ASUU strike can halt your destiny. Otedola has the right to endorse a candidate and u have the right to reject it. Think twice. Suffer no be life.”

ASUU strike: FG working to ensure a quick resolution, says minister

Goodluck Opiah, minister of state for education, has assured that the federal government is working to ensure that the strike action by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) ends soon.

Opiah gave the assurance on Sunday in Owerri, Imo state capital, while fielding questions from reporters at a reception organised in his honour.

ASUU is currently on strike over the federal government’s failure to honour an agreement on issues bordering on funding universities, as well as salaries and allowances of lecturers

Opiah, who was confirmed by the senate for his ministerial position in June, expressed hope that the disagreement would be resolved in no time.

“I can assure you that government is very concerned about the situation. Even as I speak to you now a lot of thinking, a lot of discussions and meetings are going on with a view to resolving the matter as quickly as possible,” he said

“I am hopeful that the disagreement between government and ASUU will be resolved soon so that our children can go

ASUU strike: Nationwide blackout looms as workers threaten to shut down power sector

Workers in the power sector have threatened to shut down the electricity supply in the country should Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, declare a nationwide protest over the protracted industrial crises in the country’s educational sector.

Strike: FG breaks ASUU’s rank, plans to release withheld salaries of medical lecturers

THE Federal Government has started processing the withheld salaries of some medical lecturers in various federal universities who opted out of the ongoing strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU.

The development is the sequel to a letter by the medical lecturers, under the aegis of the Medical and Dental Consultants Association, MDCAN, to the Ministers of Education, Labour and Employment, and Finance, Budget and National Planning requesting the payment of their withheld March-June, 2022 salaries.

The affected lecturers are from the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital, UMTH, Abubakar Tafawa Balewa Teaching Hospital, ATBUTH, and the Usman Danfodiyo Teaching Hospital, UDUTH.
A top official of the Federal Ministry of Finance, Budget and Planning who preferred anonymity, confirmed to our correspondent that approval had been granted for payment of the lecturers.

According to the source, the approval was granted because the medical lecturers harkened to plea by the Federal Government and well-meaning Nigerians for ASUU to stay on duty while negotiating with the Federal Government.

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