ASUU Strike: NANS Urges lecturers To Be Flexible In Negotiation
The National Association Of Nigerian Students (NANS) has called on the academic staff union of universities (ASUU) not to be too rigid while negotiating with Federal Government as they return to the roundtable.
The Minister of labour and employment, Senator Chris Ngige gave a hint in a statement on Friday that federal government and ASUU will resume talks with a view to ending the prolonged closure of Nigerian public universities.
The chairman of NANS, Osun State chapter, comrade Oyelayo Oyewole while addressing journalists at NUJ press center, Osogbo, said the 11-week-old strike by ASUU is a pointer that education is less important to the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari.
He said the association charges the ASUU leadership to employ and adopt flexibility during the cause of negotiation, as excessive rigidity may cause the process to reach yet another dead-end.
Recall that the The Academic Staff Union of Universities on Monday, 14th February 2022.” began a four-week strike following the Federal Government’s failure to meet its demands.
The National President of ASUU, Professor Emmanuel Osodeke, disclosed this during a press conference at the University of Lagos, Akoka, after the union’s National Executive Committee meeting, which started on Friday.
ASUU President speaking at the press conference stated that the government has failed to fully implement the Memorandum of Action it signed with the ASUU on December 23, 2020; given that the draft report of the renegotiated 2009 FGN/ASUU agreement has been submitted for finalisation for more than nine months; and noting that the forceful payment of ASUU members’ salaries and emoluments with the integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System and non-adoption of the University Transparency and Accountability Solution have continued to short-change our members, NEC resolved to embark on a four-week roll-over total and comprehensive strike action beginning from Monday, 14th February 2022.”
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