Latest ASUU News On Resumption, ASUU Strike Update Today, 28th July 2022
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ASUU Strike: Dangerous, Inimical, Poses Threat To Nation’s Building, Says Ganduje
Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, has said that unless an urgent solution is reached on the five-month-old strike action embarked upon by the Academic Staff Union of University (ASUU) this issue may not only destroy the students’ academic performance but may eventually lead them to join miscreants, thereby posing a serious threat to the nation.
Ganduje made the assertion on Tuesday in Kano at the Government House, Tuesday, while responding to the peaceful protest organised by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) in solidarity with the cause of the striking ASUU, saying the crisis must be resolved to save the system.
He said that “these students for the past five months, have been idle at home, noting that an adage says,”the devil finds work for an idle hand.”
They may by mistake or willingly join bad gangs out of desperation to cause crime but God forbid this not to happen.
According to him, the ongoing strike has spelt doom on the nation’s education, the parents and also on the students, saying that this crisis must be resolved to help save the system. We don’t want the system to collapse in this country at all.
Ganduje noted that the striking University lecturers are in the strike action “… to save the system from collapsing.”
While lamenting the plight of students across the country, for being idle all this while, he revealed that, “Myself and my colleagues from all the 36 states, irrespective of our party differences are concerned about the prolonged strike action and we will put our heads together to bring an end to the crisis.”
ASUU Strike: NLC Begins Massive Solidarity Protest In Lagos
The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has begun its solidarity strike with the striking Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).
It is understood reports that NLC members, other unions, and civil society groups have gathered under the Ikeja bridge to begin the protest.
As of the filing of this report, vehicular movements have been disrupted and business activities around the area have been shut down over fear of attack.
Recall that the NLC had in a statement on July 17 announced a protest to force the Federal Government and ASUU to resolve their issues and suspend the lingering strike.
The NLC, which said the protest would take place in all 36 states and the FCT, faulted the Federal Government over its handling of the industrial actions that have grounded activities in public institutions.
It also called on the government to pay the salaries of the striking workers, which it said had since “been frozen on the premise of the so-called ‘no work-no pay’ policy”.
The NLC asked the government to immediately conclude the ongoing negotiations with unions and implement the agreement arising from the negotiations in a bid to ensure public universities resume normal activities.
ASUU: Power sector, transport workers, and others may shut down as NLC begins protest
Following the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) prolonged strike, the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and some other unions will launch a nationwide protest today (Tuesday).
Recalls that university lecturers on February 14, 2022, shut down public universities over the inability of the Federal Government to implement agreements the two parties entered into in previous years.
Despite negotiations and interventions by concerned citizens, the FG and the ASUU are yet to settle their differences after nearly 6 months.
The NLC had alerted Nigerians that July 26 and 27 would be National Days of Protest across the country to force the FG and the striking lecturers to resolve their issues and suspend the lingering strike.
The union had said the protest would hold at all the State capitals, while the mega rally would take place in Abuja to pressure the Federal Government to meet ASUU’s demands.
About 40 NLC affiliates, including aviation, bank, oil and gas, electricity, construction workers and power holding companies are expected to participate in the protest.
ASUU Reveals Only Thing That Can End Lingering Strike
The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has said that the lingering strikes would not end until responsible and responsive people are in government.
In a statement on Sunday by the Chairman, ASUU, University of Ibadan chapter, Prof. Ayo Akinwole, said only the signing and implementation of a renegotiated 2009 Agreement will end the ongoing strike.
Akinwole said that ASUU members had sacrificed so much on their welfare, lamenting that the Federal Government owed their members over nine-year allowances.
He stated that President Muhammadu Buhari’s government has failed to honour the Memorandum of Understanding and the Memorandum of Action signed with the union.
Akinwole stated that Nigeria is in the hands of incompetent people due to the collective negligence of Nigerians.
ASUU Strike: As NLC Rouses From Drowse In Protest
After a long period of shying from its avowed objectives of promoting and protecting the interests of its members and affiliates, the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) let out a flicker of “Aluta!” when it issued a notice of a nationwide protest over the lingering strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities and other unions in Nigeria’s public university sector.
While NLC stayed aloof and played possum, it was right to ask of the utility of a congress whose favourite refrain is “solidarity forever” yet couldn’t fraternize with distressed comrades forced to down tools for five months running.
With the due date of the two-day protest inching closer, the Federal Government has since entered panic mode, apparently using all manners of tricks to dissuade the umbrella body of workers in the country from defending public universities.
We cannot but question why the labour congress waited till this time to protest against the government’s careless treatment of ASUU and other unions in the tertiary education sector. Ordinarily, organized labour should be citizens’ voice against marginalization, poor economic policies that are perceived to bring hardship upon the people, oppression, or welfare of workers and others. Unfortunately, NLC had been playing possum on these noble roles.
ASUU Strike Update: FG Begs Union To Resume
The Federal Government of Nigeria has appealed to the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to call off its strike and return to the classroom.
The Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, appealed on Thursday in Abuja during the 2022 policy meeting on admission to tertiary institutions in Nigeria.
Adamu appealed to ASUU and all other labour unions in the public tertiary institutions to consider the future of the students and allow dialogue to be fruitful.
He stated that the government is yearning for a stable academic calendar but needs the cooperation of the unions to make it work.
ASUU Strike: NLC Has No Reason To Hold Protest – Ngige Insists
The Minister of Labour and Productivity, Chris Ngige says the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) has no justification for its planned nationwide protest.
According to Ngige who spoke to journalists on Wednesday, the planned protest is against international labour practices.
Naija News recalls the NLC had announced a two-day nationwide protest scheduled for July 26 and 27 in solidarity with the strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) which has been on since February 14 of this year.
However, Ngige said it is wrong for any such protest to take place while negotiations are still going on, adding that he’ll be surprised if the NLC leadership goes ahead with the planned protest.
ASUU Strike: NLC Set For Showdown In Adamawa
The Nigeria Labour Congress in Adamawa State says it’s set for a 2-day nationwide solidarity protest with the Academic Staff Union of Universities on Tuesday and Wednesday next week as directed by the National Secretariat of NLC through a circular dated 15th July 2022.
According to the circular, the protest is aimed at pressurizing the federal government to conclude negotiations with striking University unions.
This was disclosed today by the state chairman of the union, Comrade Emmanuel Fashe after an emergency meeting held with its affiliates and executives of the National Association of Nigerian Students as well as the Students Union Government at Labour Secretariat Yola.
NLC resolved to mobilize an overwhelming number of protesters at the rally which will take to major streets across the state capital.
The meeting presided over by the state Chairman of NLC, Comrade Emmanuel Fashe also appraised measures to be put in place so that the mega-protest would not be hijacked by miscreants.
ASUU: NLC Speaks On Cancelling Nationwide Strike, Rejects Buhari’s Ultimatum
The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has insisted that it would be carrying on with its planned nationwide strike to force the Federal Government to reach an agreement with the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to end the ongoing strike.
Recall that the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, had described the planned strike as unlawful, accusing the NLC of being partisan.
This came a day after President Muhammadu Buhari directed the Minister of Education and the Minister of Labour to resolve the lingering dispute within two weeks.
In an interview with The PUNCH, the Head, Information and Public Affairs, NLC, Benson Upah, in an interview with The PUNCH, said the government could resolve the lingering strike within three days if it were serious about the crisis.
He also insisted that the labour Union would go ahead with the nationwide protest.
He stated, “The public action is on July 26th, and then the mega one is on (July) 27th. So, I mean, of what effect will two weeks have on that?
“I am saying that had the government asked the minister of education to solve this problem within two or three days, aha. But he is giving him two weeks, and two weeks will come after our protest must have taken place. Don’t you think so? So it’s like take charge of it.’’
He disclosed that despite the ultimatum given by President Buhari to the Minister of Education, nothing had happened to change the proposed rally.
He added, ‘’If the government wants to end this matter today, I assure you that they will be able to fix it in three hours. Remember when the airline operators planned to go on strike, and within hours there was an intervention; remember?
“The summary of what I want to tell you is that nothing has happened for us to change our proposed action. All I know is that we’re going on with our action.’’
Responding to the allegation that the protest was illegal, Upah pointed out that there is freedom of expression and protest within the ambit of the law that is guaranteed by the constitution.
He stated that ASUU is part of the unions that make up the NLC, adding that the federal government has failed to resolve issues with ASUU in the past six months.
“No political sentiment, we are guided purely by national interest. It should be of conscience to the minister of information that for the past six months, our children and wards have been out of school, and the collateral damage of that is simply inestimable; it is mind-boggling,” the NLC spokesman said.
ASUU Strike: NLC Fixes Date To Shut Down Nigeria With Massive Nationwide Protest
The Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) has fixed July 26 and 27 to embark on a nationwide protest to force the Federal Government and the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to resolve their issues and suspend the lingering strike.
ASUU had, on February 14, 2022, embarked on a strike over the Muhammadu Buhari-led government to implement agreements.
In a statement to journalists, NLC disclosed that the protest would take place in all 36 states and the FCT.
The statement reads, “In line with the decision of the National Executive Council, NEC meeting of the Nigerian Labour Congress held on 30th of June 2022, we have scheduled the National Days of Protest to get our children back to school and support our unions in Nigerians public universities fighting for quality education.
“Date, Tuesday 26th July 2022 and Wednesday 27th July 2022.
“Venue: At the state capitals of the Federation and Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory. Take off points: NLC state secretariats and the Labour House Abuja”.
ASUU Strike: Lecturers Ready To Resume Work – Says Falana
Renowned human rights lawyer and Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Femi Falana has said that public university lecturers are ready to end the lingering ASUU strike.
The Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU due to some disagreement with the federal government, have embarked on an indefinite strike, leaving students to suffer the consequence of returning to their various homes.
ASUU leadership had met severally with representatives of the government, yet were unable to resolve their differences.
In a statement on Thursday, Falana said the varsity lecturers are more than ready to resume work but that the Federal Government should consider meeting their demands first. Latest ASUU News On Resumption 28th July 2022
Ngige Telling Buhari Lies – ASUU President Gives Update On Strike
The president of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Professor Emmanuel Osodeke has accused the Minister of Labour, Chris Ngige of lying to President Muhammadu Buhari about the status of negotiations with the union.
Speaking on Thursday about the lingering ASUU strike during an appearance on Channels Television interview programme, Osodeke said Ngige must have been feeding the President fake information.
According to the ASUU president, if President Buhari had been getting the truth about the negotiations between the union and the government, he wouldn’t have issued the ‘enough is enough’ statement in which he charge the striking University lecturers to return to work.
Osodeke also stated that the figures the government is peddling as what ASUU is demanding are not true, stating that they didn’t give such figures during their negotiations.
Open A Realistic Negotiation With ASUU – Uzor Kalu Tells FG As Strike Continues
The Chief Whip of the Nigerian Senate, Orji Uzor Kalu has lamented the lingering strike action by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), calling for urgent action to resolve the issue.
Kalu in a personally signed statement on the matter said incessant strike encourages brain drain and contributes significantly to the poor quality of graduates in the Country.
He, therefore, urged the federal government to engage ASUU appropriately with a few to find a lasting solution to the strike action which has kept the doors of the nation’s public universities locked and the students at home since February 2022.
Kalu in his statement on Wednesday asked the federal government to implement the signed agreement with ASUU in the nation’s interest and the student’s future.
Bishop Kukah Speaks On Lingering ASUU Strike
The Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Mathew Kukah, has condemned the lingering strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).
The revered cleric stated it is highly unacceptable that students have been at home for four months, and the gates of Nigerian universities remain closed.
Kukah said it is quite sad that the strike has lasted this long and does not speak well of the democracy that the country practices.
The cleric said that democracy has always given the people a platform for negotiation, consensus and several other means for solving such issues that exist between the government and the authorities of the various universities.
Nigerians Should Tell You Enough Is Enough – ASUU Clapback At Buhari
The Academic Staff Union of University (ASUU) has reacted to the ‘enough is enough’ comment of President Muhammadu Buhari on its ongoing strike.
Buhari on Monday had charged lecturers who had been on strike since February 14 to return to their classrooms in the interest of their students.
The president stated this when he received some governors of the All Progressives Congress, lawmakers and other dignitaries in Daura, Katsina State.
The President of ASUU, Emmanuel Osodeke while reacting to the president’s statements in a chat with The Nation on Tuesday said it is the union and Nigerians who voted for the leaders that should tell them enough is enough.
Osodeke condemned the government for not reaching out to the union leadership a month after concluding negotiations with the Nimi Briggs–led committee.
Ahmed Musa Reacts As Yul Edochie Slams Politicians Who Share Photos Of Children’s Graduation Abroad While ASUU Is On Strike
Nigerian footballer, Ahmed Musa has slammed politicians after Nollywood actor Yul Edochie asked a critical question online.
In a post shared on Instagram, Yul asked how public office holders feel when they visit their children abroad, take pictures in their schools and post online when ASUU is on strike.
According to Yul, politicians are running a system they don’t even believe in adding that how many people from the western world send their children to school in Nigeria.
He wrote: “To our political office holder whose children school abroad. How do you feel visit your children abroad, taking pictures in their schools and posting online while ASUU is on strike?
“Like seriously, how is it ok to you? You‘re running a system that you don’t even believe in. Show me one oyibo whose child is schooling in Nigeria. E no day touch unavailable. And when you return Nigerian youths will still gather and sing praises for una.”
Responding to the post, Ahmed Musa described the situation as a ‘shame’.
Enough Is Enough – Buhari Directs ASUU To Call Off Strike, Warns Of Consequences
President Muhammadu Buhari has called on the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to reconsider their position on the prolonged strike, expressing worry that the hiatus will have generational consequences on families, the educational system and the future development of the country.
Naija News reports that Buhari made this known on Monday in Daura, Katsina, when he received some governors of the All Progressives Congress (APC), legislators and political leaders at his residence.
In a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, the President said the strike had already taken a toll on the psychology of parents, students and other stakeholders, throwing up many moral issues that already beg for attention.
He noted that the country’s future rests on the quality of educational institutions and education while assuring that the government understands its position, and negotiations should continue, with students in lecture halls.
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