25 November 2013

ASUU Gives President Jonathan Final Condition To End Strike

The Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, has indicated their readiness to end the prolonged strike that has crippled academic activities in all government owned universities across Nigeria for about 5 months. But this will only happen if the government of President Goodluck Jonathan meet the demands below…
First is to pay the four months salaries owed its members by the government during the period of the strike.
The union also wants the immediate implementation of the N1.2tn offer by the Government to public universities, starting with the release of N100bn this year. The balance of N1.1tn is to be spread over five years from 2014.
These were some of the resolutions reached by members of the National Executive Council of the union that met in Kano on Friday to deliberate on what must be done by government before the strike is called off.
"The issue now is on trust and we do not want a situation where promises will not be kept. The authorities have failed us in the past and we do not want a repeat of that.
"That was why we decided at the NEC meeting that the government should pay us the arrears of salaries being owed us since we started the strike on July 1, 2013, before the strike can be called off. The salaries should not be paid piecemeal," said a top source in ASUU.
The ball is now in the court of the government. Will the FG pay ASUU for the months they did not work?

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