Uncategorized ASUU STRIKE: No concrete agreement on ending the strike soon 1 week ago Newlygist We has not reached any agreement with the government on how to end the strike. This is what the union said after blaming the Minister of Labour, Dr Chris Ngige, for saying in an interview at the weekend that six out of the nine demands of the union had been met by the government. The National President of the union Professor Biodun Ogunyemi, while taking the demands one after the other , asked Nigerians to see which one had been met by the government. He said As far as the union is concerned, nothing has been delivered to our members and our members don’t want empty promises. He talk on the issure one after the other. Here are the issue ASUU is battling with federal government. *The withheld salaries of our members which is between four to eight months have not been paid, if paid, accounts of our members would have been credited. *The Earned Academic Allowances, its yet to be paid. *Visitation Panels have not been constituted for the universities, if it has been constituted , Nigerians would have heard the names of panel members as announced by the government. * The spawning of universities by state governments has not been addressed.* The renegotiation of the 2009 Agreement has not started.* The 2019 Memorandum of Action is not yet implemented. So, on which of these issues has the target beneficiaries seen any solid action being taken? Now we are getting to understand the way people in government work. When they are still discussing with you, they will go to town and be saying what they are yet to be done for people. He said by what can anyone say that the ball is in ASUU’s court? Are we the ones to pay our withheld salaries and allowances? Are we the ones to set up Visitation Panels? Ogunyemi said that the University Transparency and Accountability System (UTAS) being developed by ASUU to replace government’s Integrated Personnel and Payroll Information System (IPPIS) was at an advanced stage, but expressed fears that some people wanted to truncate it. Ogunyemi said the union is ready for discussions if they invite us. The onus of universities reopening soon lies with the government. We go to meetings we are invited to.He said the Federal government promised that we would meet some days ago and they said they would write to inform us, we waited in vain for their invite. Ogunyemi recall that the union has been on strike since March 24 this year over various issues. Newlygist See author's posts Continue Reading Previous ASUU STRIKE UPDATE: Prepare for resumption next weekNext HOW TO PASS 2021 JAMB SUCCESSFULLY Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.