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Agreement Implementation: ASUU threatens clean strike, offers FG Tuesday ultimatum

Agreement Implementation: ASUU threatens clean strike, offers FG Tuesday ultimatum

 

 

 

Abuja – THE Academic Staff Union of Universities has expressed its readiness to embark on every other spherical of industrial motion following what it known as the failure of the Federal Government to put into effect an settlement signed with the union.

 

The union is giving the government till month stop (Tuesday) to attain out or it will activate the procedure of embarking on strike.

 

The union’s President, Prof. Emmanuel Osodeke, who disclosed this in an interview with The PUNCH on Sunday, brought that the FG no longer picked its calls.

 

 

Recall that in March 2020, ASUU embarked on a strike following its disagreement with the FG over the funding of the universities and the ineffectiveness and discrepancies around the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System and others.

 

ASUU, however, developed the University Transparency and Accountability Solution to replace IPPIS and had numerous meetings with the Ministries of Finance, Education, Labour and Employment, and the Office of the Accountant General of the Federation before it was once accredited but yet to be implemented.

 

Likewise, the FG and ASUU signed an agreement aimed at resolving some of the needs of ASUU, a improvement that led to the suspension of the strike on December 24, 2020.

 

In addition, after a meeting with the FG on August 2, 2021, Osodeke stated the Nigeria Information Technology Development Agency insisted that UTAS have to be re-presented to the cease users.

 

Also, at the meeting, Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, certain ASUU that the N22bn earned allowance captured in the 2021 supplementary price range would soon be accessed through college workers.

Agreement Implementation: ASUU threatens clean strike, offers FG Tuesday ultimatum

On the contrary, Osodeke told one of our correspondents on Sunday that the FG had stopped reaching out to ASUU and had failed to enforce the agreement reached.

 

 

Due to government’s silence over their demands, Osodeke said the union would now not hesitate to embark on a clean strike to protest government’s failure.

 

He said, “The authorities has refused to attain out to us. Government officials have stopped. In fact, they don’t take our calls again. Nigerians have to inform the government to do what they agreed to do.

 

“We signed an agreement and even in May, we reached a last agreement; this is August and nothing has been implemented. Does it make any sense? We are giving them till the stop of August and after that, we start the techniques.

 

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