- Earlier, ASUU disclosed that the signing and implementation of a renegotiated 2009 agreement will end the over five months strike
- The Union maintained that its members had made so many sacrifices for their own welfare that the Federal Government owed them over 9 years of allowances
- ASUU however has insisted that its strike action continues even as Labour maintained no going back on its nationwide protest
The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has insisted on the signing of the draft agreement reached with the Federal Government for university teachers.
According to the ASUU's president, Prof Emmanuel Osodeke, the union was yet to receive official communication from the government regarding a new proposal on salary review, The Nation reports.
NLC says no going back on nationwide protest
Labour said it would go ahead with its planned pro-ASUU protest tomorrow, but electricity workers would not withdraw their services.
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Falana backs action by Labour Union
Activist-lawyer Femi Falana (SAN) backed Labour, saying the right to protest was fundamental.
He urged the police to provide security for those protesting.
FG's earlier promise
Earlier, the government said it was ready to increase the salaries of professors by 100 per cent, with each earning N1million monthly.
This is against the 180 percent increase said to have been recommended by the Prof Nimi Briggs Committee that renegotiated the 2009 agreements with university unions.
The government has rejected the figures reached in the draft agreement with ASUU.
“That (the 100 per cent pay rise proposal) is still a social media report; we are not aware.
“We have a negotiated agreement. If they have issues, they should come back to us, not go to the public."
ASUU reveals when it will take final decision as industrial action enters day 155
Legit.ng earlier reported that ASUU will hold its national executive council meeting in the first week of August to discuss the status of the strike
The ASUU chairman of the Federal University of Technology, Minna chapter, Gbolahan Bolarin, disclosed that the meeting would hold either July 31 or August 1.
However, Bolarin dismissed the possibility of suspending the strike, noting that the federal government has not brought anything tangible to the table.
"ASUU left the group chat": Nigerian man graduates from foreign uni, dances to stage to receive his degree
Meanwhile, Nigerians at home are reacting to a video showing how a fellow national signed off at his foreign university.
The moment his name was called during the graduation ceremony, he became excited and showed off the Nigerian in him.
He did interesting fast legworks, impressing the audience as they appreciated him with a roar and a clap.
Nigerians at home who have seen the video on Instagram are reacting to it, with some mentioning the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) that is currently on strike, making students unable to graduate in record time.