The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) will hold its National Executive Council (NEC) meeting on Sunday to appraise the ongoing strike “to know the next line of action to take.”
The president of the union, Emmanuel Osodeke, a professor of soil science, who confirmed this to our reporter on the phone on Saturday, however, failed to give the details of the scheduled meeting.
However, a source among the NEC members, who does not want to be quoted to avoid sanctions, said the meeting would hold in Abuja.
ASUU Disappointed As FG Fails To Fulfill Promise, Despite Warning Strike Action
The President of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Professor Emmanuel Osodeke, has stated that nothing progressive has emerged to see an end to the warning strike embarked upon by the body.
The ASUU’s strike which is in its fourth week has been hinged on the union’s demands on the revitalization of public universities, earned academic allowances, renegotiation of the 2009 ASUU-FGN agreement, and inconsistencies in the Integrated Payroll and Personnel information system.
Prof. Osodeke, who was a guest on Channels Television’s show, Sunrise Daily, expressed his disappointment at the state of affairs and the government’s inability to fulfill the promises it made two years ago.
ASUU GIVES 2 CONDITIONS TO CALL OFF STRIKE
Dele Ashiru, chairman of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) University of Lagos (UNILAG) chapter has said the ongoing strike will not be called off unless the federal government meets two key demands of the union.
Ashiru disclosed to BusinessDay on Friday, that except the federal government is willing to implement the renegotiated 2009 agreement and pull out of the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS) and begin to use the University Transparency, Accountability Solution (UTAS) payment platform the lecturers will not back down from the strike.
“To end the strike, the federal government should implement the renegotiated 2009 agreement and pull out of the IPPIS with immediate effect and use UTAS as a payment platform for lecturers,” Ashiru said.
The university has warned that the federal government should desist from misinforming Nigerians by stating that UTAS could not pass the integrity test. The federal government had earlier stated that UTAS has failed the necessary tests that should qualify it to be used as a payment platform.
Kashifu Inuwa, the director-general of the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) who spoke with media in Abuja at the end of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting said UTAS failed the test that qualifies it for a payment platform.We are social! follow us on: