ASUU suggests starting a new strike

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Despite agreeing to end its eight-month strike, the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) claims its demands have not been fully met.

The decision to halt the strike was made by the National Executive Council (NEC) of ASUU following a late-night meeting that was adjourned in the early hours of Friday.

They made it apparent that some of its issues remain unaddressed in a memo that was signed by the union’s president, Emmanuel Osodeke.

In addition, Osodeke listed a few of the negotiations’ stumbling blocks with the National Assembly and the federal government.

“For the avoidance of doubt, the issues include renegotiating the 2009 agreement, funding for the revitalization of public universities, earned academic allowances, the growth of public universities, visitation panels/the release of white papers, and university transparency and accountability solution (UTAS), a multifaceted piece of software that aims to combat illegal activity and offer an alternative payment platform in the university system.

While praising the leadership of the house of representatives and other patriotic Nigerians who got involved in the situation, the memo stated in part, “NEC noted with sorrow that the points in contention have still to be adequately handled.

However, ASUU has ordered professors to start teaching again right away.

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