ASUU calls off three-month-old strike


Olufemi Atoyebi, Abuja

The Academic Staff Union of Universities on Thursday canceled the three-month-old strike it set out upon over revitalisation of colleges, scholarly earned remittances, issuance of Universities Pension Management Company and different issues.

The strike was canceled following a two-hour meeting with the Minister of Labor and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige.

Ngige said after the gathering that eight territories of difference were talked about and conceded to by the two gatherings, while offering thanks to ASUU initiative for their comprehension.

He stated, “We have managed all the eight fighting issues and some of them have been actualized. ASUU has a permit for the Universities Pension Management Company since January 28, 2019.

“On the issue of compensation shortage in the colleges, the Federal Government has discharged N16bn, out of which N15.384bn is for colleges, while the rest is for other tertiary foundations. The Vice Chancellors have recognized the receipt of the assets.

“We additionally have a council to liaise with state government-claimed colleges, ASUU and the Federal Government through the Ministry of Education. That council was introduced two weeks back.

“The appearance board has been comprised and will begin chip away at March 2, 2019. On the issue of Earned stipends, the Federal Government has discharged N20bn for the installment to all classifications of college staff. For the Earned scholarly stipend, the Federal Government has discharged N25bn and for the renewal support, a sum of N25bn will be discharged in the time of April and May 2019 and will continue full usage of the Memorandum of Understanding went into in 2019.”

ASUU president, Prof Biodun Ogunyemi, said the choice of ASUU to cancel the strike would produce results from Friday, February 8, 2019.