Thursday , May 26 2022

Hope Rising! ASUU May Call Off Strike This Week

Speculations are rife that the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) may call off its one-month old strike this week.

President of the Union, Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, has disclosed the industrial action has not ended yet, because ASUU was still ironing out some grey areas in the agreement with the federal government.

Ogunyemi assured the strike would be called off, as soon as the grey areas were resolved.

“We are still trying to iron out some grey areas with the government. Once we finish doing that, we will address the press,” he told The Nation.

ASUU’s leadership had another meeting with the Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige, last Friday to report the decisions of its members in accordance with the agreements between both parties.

At a conciliatory meeting with government, the union had agreed to go back to its members, to take a decision on the offer of government and revert back with a view to calling off or suspending the strike.

“These are the highlights of the meeting and I can tell you that the meeting took place in very cordial atmosphere,” Ngige told newsmen after the meeting.

Source:

Daily Post

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About Chinenye Nwabueze

Nwabueze is a communication researcher with several years of lecturing experience in Nigerian universities.

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12 comments

  1. chisom Janefrances

    Let them keep it up…..

  2. please oh God let this be true am tired of staying at home

  3. Week in, week out, Nigerian students want to hear this good news: Hurray! ASUU has called off the strike.

    We hear of an ASUU meeting every Friday night but nothing positive comes out of it, the strike still continues.

    Buhari came back, they have not canceled it, Osinbajo will lead FG’s delegation, still yet nothing.

    However, it seems these lecturers just wants us to have a fun time with this strike

    I know would be mad at me for this article. But can’t you see that there are just some reasons that are hidden from the public.

    Everyone has a skeleton, difference is where do you keep your skeleton. See, the last indefinite strike was 6months. So, this one promises to be bigger, better and more longer, trust me.

    However, there might be reasons why ASUU hasn’t called off the strike yet apart from the 2013 memorandum reasons they gave.

    These might be the reasons;

    1. ASUU wants you to hustle and make money:

    If you are like me who hates collecting pocket money and wants to be self-reliant, Voila! This ASUU strike is for us. Time to take advantage. That’s how I saw one big girl in church collecting “Owo offering”(offering money) in church today. Damn! And you call yourself “slay mama??”

    See, this strike is a blessing in disguise for real-time hustlers. Hustlers don’t sleep when others are sleeping. They work throughout the night, they take a nap in the morning and wake up later to continue their hustle.

    Before you start thinking about “yahoo”, there are a lot of jobs you can do.

    ASUU wants the students to feel the pain of the working class, whether it’s a factory job, sales girl, nanny. Just go and do one. You can also work at the restaurant where you can help them in washing plates. At least you’ll earn money.
    2. ASUU wants you to watch the 2018 World Cup at home:

    So, I made the calculation, If ASUU cancels the strike by December/January. We would resume in January and finish the session by may. Wow, good news coupled with the 3 Months break.

    The World Cup runs from June to July. And since I love to watch the World Cup with the whole fam, ASUU has made it easier for me. It won’t be nice having exams on the day Nigeria would be playing one big country, let’s say Brazil .

    Some people will abandon their exams to watch that match. Trust me.

  4. Thank God progress is being made.

  5. dis should just work nah so dey will call off d strike haba am tried already

  6. May the next meeting be successfull and may this strike be called off

  7. pathetically bad of them…. if they don’t accept FGs offer they should say and save us this melodrama…mwtchewww..

  8. They should keep it up

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