The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has disclosed that the union is gearing up for another strike action due to the failure of the Federal Government to implement an agreement signed with the union. The union has given the FG has till Tuesday August 31st, 2021 to reach out to them or they will have no other option than to activate the procedure of embarking on strike.
According to the President of the union, Prof. Emmanuel Osodeke, who disclosed this in an interview, the FG no longer picked its calls.
He said, “The government has refused to reach out to us. Government officials have stopped. In fact, they don’t take our calls again. Nigerians should tell the government to do what they agreed to do.
“We signed an agreement and even in May, we reached a final agreement; this is August and nothing has been implemented. Does it make any sense? We are giving them till the end of August and after that, we start the procedures.”
Recall that in March 2020, ASUU embarked on a strike following its disagreement with the FG over the funding of the universities and the ineffectiveness and discrepancies around the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System and others.
ASUU, however, developed the University Transparency and Accountability Solution to replace IPPIS and had several meetings with the Ministries of Finance, Education, Labour and Employment, and the Office of the Accountant General of the Federation before it was approved but yet to be implemented.