ASUU set to review pact with government

ASUU set to review pact with government

- The Academic Staff Union of Universities is set to review its agreement with the federal government

- The union's decision to review the agreement with FG is due to government failure to fulfill its pledge with ASUU

- The union's president has also called for calm across all campuses in Nigeria

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) is set to review its agreement with the federal government.

The union in a fresh move is planning to hold its National Executive Council meeting this week to review the memorandum of action it signed with the federal government before calling off its strike some months ago.

The government and the union had agreed to the memorandum of action which stated that the federal government and the union would have its agreement contents implemented by October 2017.

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An agreement with the federal government is yet to focus on especially the issuance of licence for the registration of Nigerian University Pension Company (NUPEMCO).

FG had promised to implement the issuance of licence to the company within two weeks of ASUU suspending its strike.

It was also gathered that the federal government defaulted in its payment of earned academic allowances and revitalisation funds for public universities.

Lamenting on the issue, some lecturers from the University of Ibadan said it is unfortunate that the Nigerian government is yet to redeem its own end of the bargain.

The lecturers also said they had asked the leadership of the union not to suspend the strike until FG fulfills its pledge.

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Also, in a swift reaction, ASUU's president, Biodum Ogunyemi, called on calm over the unpaid allowance.

Ogunyemi's instruction is contained in a mail sent to all members of the union across the country. earlier reported that the union had on Monday, September 18, announced a conditional suspension of its strike action.

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The union while calling off the strike said it was suspending it till October for the federal government to fulfill its pledges.

This decision by ASUU was reached after a delegation of the federal government led by the minister of labour and employment, Chris Ngige, had a meeting with the leadership of the union.

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