The Director-General of the Progressives Governors Forum, Dr. Salihu Lukman, has described the seemingly unending power tussle between the Federal Government and the Academic Staff Union of Universities, as the greatest disservice to Nigeria’s public education system.
The Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige, says the Academic Activities in Nigeria Universities will resume January.
The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) yesterday gave conditions that must be satisfied before calling off its nine months old strike.
The national leadership of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, has said it is still consulting on what its reply will be to the offers the Federal Government made for it to end its eight-month-old strike.
The Akure chapter of the union asked the FG to ban politicians from sending their kids abroad for educationThe union also wants the Nigerian government to compel political leaders from going abroad for medical treatment. The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has tabled new requests before the federal government as the union’s strike enters the eighth month.
The federal government yesterday, denied reports that it has exempted members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), from the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS) platform.
The Negotiation between FG and #ASUU today yielded very good results. The government has agreed to use the old platform before IPPIS, to pay all withheld salaries. UTAS is still undergoing usability test. On revitalization, the government offered N15billion in addition to the N20billion pledged earlier. ASUU would now consult with its council and then get back to the government in a short while, to make their final intention known; if the strike will be suspended or not.
Ayuba Wabba, the NLC president justified the stand by lecturers on the strike. Wabba stated that public universities would resume if the issues raised by the academic union are resolved.The Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) has said the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has not called off its strike because some issues raised by the union have not been attended to.
The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) urged the Federal Government to leave the Integrated Payroll Personnel Information System (IPPIS) as condition to call off its ongoing strike in the country. Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, ASUU President said this in a statement made available on Sunday in Abuja that the ongoing strike may still linger if government failed to meets its demand.
The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) on Monday said that its members have been rejecting to migrate to the Integrated Personal Payroll Information System (IPPIS) since 2013.