ASUU Urges Nigerians To Tell Federal Govt To Honour their Agreement
The Academic Staff Union Of Universities (ASUU), Abuja Zone, has called on stakeholders to urge the federal government to honour its agreement with the union in order to avert another industrial crisis.
Zonal coordinator of the ASUU, Dr. Salahu Mohammed Lawal, who made the appeal while addressing a press conference in Abuja on Thursday, said that the government has ignited events that would lead to another round of national strike by ignoring the outstanding issues in the MoU of December 2020, and the MoA of February 7, 2019.
He said it was clear that the government has reneged on all promises, violated all the timeframes set for commensurable actions on key issues, vitiated her own deadlines to meet these demands, saying that the Union was left with a limited option in the predicament.
“We call on critical stakeholders in the education sector to encourage the federal government to honour its promises to the Nigerian people in order to avert another round of strike action by the Nigerian academics. Meeting these key demands of ASUU will go a long way to addressing the deplorable conditions under which our children live and learn,” he said.
There are many issues we raised which the government has not addressed and until they do that, we are ready to take action”.
Some of the major outstanding issues that are still lingering include, funding for revitalization of public universities, earned academic allowances, renegotiation of 2009 ASUU-FGN agreement, University Transparency Accountability Solution (UTAS) promotion arrears, and the inconsistencies in IPPIS payment.