ASSU Calls -Off 8 Month Old Strike 2022
ASSU has decided to suspend the long term strike embarked by the union. For those waiting for ASSU to resume school there is great news in the air. Students should start preparing their things to resume for the academic session.
From the information gather from a viable source, the president of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASSU), Pro. Emmanuel Osodeke has that the union will soon call off its eight month old strike.
The president was quoted saying that the meeting of the House of Representatives on Monday in Abuja has yielded a very positive result. The fight is worth it and we are doing the best we can so the university and tertiary institution can be better.
The president said that after the meeting “there is light at the end of the tunnel. The lingering crises has made the students to sit at home for close to a year. The strike has become a thing of concern for both parents and other groups.
“This time around it is hoped that there would not be any persons or group to create issues that would make the union run into any hitch,” he said.
The president has further reiterated that the intervention of the leadership of the House of Representative would be the final for the sake of students of our dear students. He further stress that the ASUU struggle is for the benefit of the Nigerian educational system and not for selfish interests.
“We hope that in the next few days, we will put an end to this strike. That was what the president says. And also the school should have remuneration that will be enough to attract lecturers all over the world to our universities.
The Union also thank the Speaker of the House of Rep. for the intervention and he said that all hand must be on deck to make the Nigerian universities proud. He also said the strike wouldn’t have gone beyond two weeks if the national assembly intervened earlier before now.
Speaking further, the speaker of the House of Rep Femi Gbajabiamila said that the intervention by the leadership of the House of Rep was fruitful.
Gbajabiamila also said that the meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari was far-reaching. The school will resume as from 17th of October. Different universities are preparing the different days for the resumption.
He said that the leadership of the House were able to ensure that all the demands of ASUU in term of revitalisation and salaries, among others, had been provided for in the 2023 budget.
He said that N470 billion had been included in the 2023 budget to accommodate ASUU’s demand.
The issue of UTAs has been resolved as both the government and ASUU have agreed and both will sit to agree to include all the peculiarities required by ASUU on the IPPIS payment platform.
The union say they have covered ground and its basically what we have agreed on.
“I believe we have covered ground, and it’s basically what we have agreed on.
“ASUU would have called off the strike today and hopefully in the next couple of days.
“We thank ASUU for responding at every moment we have called them.
“We met in my office and it was positive. We did this for the sake of our students,” he said.
Please if you are a student prepare to resume for the full academic session. The federal government has included the ASUU demand on the 2023 budget and a fruitful resolution has been reached.
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