2009 Agremement: ASUU Suspends Decision On Strike, Accuses Federal Government Of Blackmail

The Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU has suspended its strike action, noting that consultations are still ongoing.

Their decision was contained in a press statement issued by the union after its National Executive Council meeting, which held at its Festus Iyayi National Secretariat, University of Abuja, on Saturday to review the level of government’s implementation of the Federal Government-ASUU Memorandum of Action of December 23, 2020 and other related matters.

It would be recalled that ASUU had announced plans to embark on an industrial action over Government’s failure to meet its demands.

ASUU President Emmanuel Osodeke, in the press statement titled, ‘Enough of blackmail’, said the lecturers regretted that the Government had turned its back on the plan to set up an inter-ministerial committee to review the draft Renegotiated 2009 Agreement.

ASUU, apart from the Earned Academic Allowances, said its demands included the review of the NUC Act to curb the proliferation of universities by state governments who are not funding the existing ones; adoption of the University Transparency Accountability Solutions, UTAS with concurrent discontinuance of the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System, IPPIS and distortion in salary payment.

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