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We’re tired of strike, pity children of average Nigerians, ASUU begs FG
By on November 6th, 2020. Education

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The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) on Friday urged the Federal Government to pity the youngsters of peculiar Nigerians and rapidly attend to their calls for noting that they’re bored with strike motion.

The Union disclosed that FG is dashing the Union to renew as a result of the federal government is fearful of youths’ protests after they noticed their demonstration throughout #EndSARS agitations.

The Akure Zone of the Union which comprised Chairman of the Federal College of Know-how Akure, Dr Olayinka Awopetu, Ekiti State College, Dr Kayode Arogundade, Obafemi Awolowo University, Dr Adeola Egbedokun and Federal University Oye-Ekiti, Dr. Gabriel Omonijo in a press convention disclosed the place of the union.


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The assertion which was learn by the Union zonal coordinator, Prof. Olu Olufayo defined that the lingering industrial motion of the union was to get the FG to fulfil the settlement of 2013 and 2019 and never primarily about Built-in Personnel and Payroll System (IPPIS).

He mentioned: “For the avoidance of doubt, our points stay; funding for revitalization of public universities, cost of earned academic allowances, visitation panels to universities and renegotiation of 2009 FGN/ASUU settlement. Since 2009, we’ve carefully approached the federal government to be devoted to implement the settlement it freely entered into with the union. The present wrestle derives from this historical past.”

In response to him, ” We’re bored with the strike. Our children are attending the general public establishment and it’s unhappy that these irritating our agitations, their youngsters should not attending faculties in Nigeria. It’s so unlucky. FG is deliberately ravenous us for our members to compromise and resume.”

Prof Olufayo averred that conferences with the federal authorities of late haven’t solved these points as the federal government is bent on dishonouring the settlement.

“Our students have stayed residence for nearly a 12 months, we aren’t the trigger, we began our strike earlier than COVID-19 and people college students are fed up and it was a part of what contributed to #EndSARS and the FG realised that. They’re now calling for negotiations that they turned down months again. The scholars throughout #EndSARS in addition they included Finish unhealthy governance. I do know that college students in Kwara State College gave FG two weeks ultimatum to kind the problem with ASUU else they’ll hit streets with protest, that scared the federal government and they’re dashing us to renew.”

He, due to this fact, urged FG to pity the youngsters of peculiar Nigerians and rapidly attend to the lingering points directly saying “the general public shouldn’t blame ASUU for additional harm to college instructional system however maintain the federal authorities accountable.”


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