Strike: FG, ASUU meeting ends in deadlock

Consultation ongoing, says ASUU president: Strike

Consultation ongoing, says ASUU president. The President, Academic Staff Union of Universities, Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, has stated session is ongoing as regards the union’s response to the federal government supply of final Friday.

On Friday, the Federal Government agreed to exempt ASUU from the IPPIS and in addition elevated the educational earned allowance to N70bn.

These and another points have been the foremost grouse between ASUU and the FG.

Ogunyemi in an interview with The PUNCH defined that ASUU members throughout the nation wanted to find out the extent to which the federal government was planning to satisfy their calls for.

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“Consultation continues to be ongoing, we’re nonetheless consulting. Those who will convey the outcomes are nonetheless going about consulting, it’s after they have completed consulting that they’ll collate and produce the report back to us. People are within the discipline interacting with our members.

“We didn’t shut our universities. ASUU didn’t shut universities. ASUU members withdrew their providers when the federal government determined to starve them and the federal government didn’t evaluation their situation of providers.

“If the calls for have been met you’d have heard. What is occurring now could be to find out the extent to which the federal government is planning to satisfy the demand.”

Ogunyemi additionally stated it was not simple to droop the continuing strike as he doesn’t have the only energy to take action.

Ogunyemi whereas reacting to the experiences that ASUU would quickly name off the over eight-month strike after the Friday assembly with the Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige, stated he was ready for suggestions from their members throughout the nation.

He stated, “I made it clear that I don’t have the ability to name off the strike. It is after we get suggestions from the branches, then we are going to collate the responses and get again to the Federal Government. That is why we all the time inform the federal government to not permit ASUU to go on strike. Before we go on strike, we’d have issued a number of warnings.

“It will not be simple for ASUU to droop the strike; we’ve got to return to those that empowered us to declare it. It will not be one thing the management will simply go to the assembly and say, now we’ve got suspended, it could possibly by no means occur in ASUU, that’s the distinction between ASUU and different unions, everybody may have enter in determination making.

“Our assembly on Friday was to offer a report on the suggestions collected from our members earlier within the week. We, as representatives of ASUU, are taking some new proposals from the federal government to our members. We shall return to the Ministry after session with the varied organs of the union.”

He added that he was detached to all the federal government’s gives as the ultimate determination relaxation with the members.

“I can’t say something in regards to the gives; we don’t say that to anyone. If I say something on it, it can affect the opinions of our members, so allow them to do their evaluation, we’re identical to messengers,” Ogunyemi stated.

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