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ASUU: Strike not imminent if govt implements accords within two weeks

The Union for Tutorial Employees of Universities has indicated that there shall be no strike offered that the federal authorities implements the agreements reached within the subsequent two weeks.

This was said by Prof. Emmanuel Osodeke, Chairman of ASUU, in an interview with the Information Company of Nigeria on Monday.

It will likely be recalled that ASUU had threatened a strike over non-compliance with the agreements reached with the Federal Authorities.

The Minister of Training, Prof. Tahir Mamman, invited the union for a gathering on June 26 to debate the continued issues on the universities and to avert the deliberate strike.

In keeping with Osodeke, not one of the agreements reached with the federal authorities have been applied.

“Through the assembly convened by the Minister of Training, we agreed that we might meet after two weeks to debate the federal government’s progress.

“We can even see what we are going to do subsequent if the federal government fails to implement the agreements made.

“The assembly within the subsequent two weeks is to see what they’ve carried out, which can affect our resolution,” he stated.

The ASUU chairman stated among the calls for included non-implementation of the 2009 renegotiated agreements.

He stated the agreements had been in pressure for greater than six years and the federal government had nonetheless not applied them.

Osodeke stated the educational allowances on account of their members had additionally been piling up for over six years and nothing had been carried out about it

On the revitalization fund, he stated they agreed that the Wants Evaluation Report would elevate N200 billion yearly for 5 years.

“Since 2013, just one has been paid. We want revitalization funds to improve our universities to the usual in order that we are able to have college students and lecturers from outdoors the nation,” he stated.

Oshodeke added that the federal government has but to cease the proliferation of universities. Many new universities are authorised with out ample monetary assets to run them.

He stated the federal government has but to take away the cost of college salaries from the Built-in Personnel and Payroll Data System, as authorised by the Federal Government Council in January.

He stated their members had been nonetheless being paid by IPPIS regardless of the FEC directive.

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