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ASUU Strike begins again in Nigeria Universities [Breaking News]

2017 ASUU Strike – University Staff Ordered to Shut down Academic Activities Nationwide.

An Indefinite ASUU strike has been declared by the leadership of the Academic staff Union of Universities.

While calling for the industrial action in a document titled “Strike Bulletin No.1”, ASUU President, Biodun Ogunyemi, stated that the lecturers took the decision to declare the strike after deliberations at its National Executive Council (NEC) meeting held at the University of Abuja over the weekend.

ASUU Strike 2017 led by President Biodun Ogunyemi

In the official ASUU document signed by the ASUU president on the 12th of August and released to the press today, the union stated as follows;

“Of all the items contained in the MoU, only the N200b out of a total of N1.3tr of the Public Universities Revitalisation (Needs Assessment) fund was released.

“The union also embarked on a one week warning strike in November 2016 to press for the implementation of 2013 MoU. However government did not implement the understanding reach between the union and Federal Government base on the intervention by the leadership of Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

“The union has also met with the 2009 Agreement Implementation Monitoring Committee, IMC, and had written several letters press releases and communiqués on the outstanding issues to no avail.

“The National Executive Council, NEC, of ASUU then met at the University of Abuja on August 12 2017 to consider the result of a referendum from all branches in a bid to ascertain ways of convincing government to implement outstanding aspects of the 2009 and the MoU of 2013”.

The Unions leadership went ahead order members in all Universities to boycot all academic related activities indifinitely. See the full press release below.

Academic Staff Union of Universities 2017 ASUU Indefinite strike Notice

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Comments (7)

  • when 2 elephant fight d grass surfers.d govnt u re talking about their children re schooling abroad while d mass surfers

  • Government should pay the money they owe. All else things will not go well in this country

  • Where are we really going in this country when we cannot pay proper attention to education which we all know as the bastion of development. Our children will continue to suffer unduly. Let government channel our recovered loot to fund our educational needs.

  • It’s quite unfortunate that the only way the Nigeria government responds to workers complaints is by their strike. Sorry..?

  • This will not help Nigerian’s Education

  • We understand ASUU dicision but they sould have wait for d President buhari before d strick will commence so that it won’t sound as wickedness, cos now d decision had been taken who do they expect to beg or settle them now, did will not help Nigerian’s Education.

  • Do they join ASUU strike in UNN? I do know of some schools that opt out of strike actions like this.


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