The President of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Professor Emmanuel Osodeke, has threatened to sanction member-universities boycotting the ongoing strike to resume academic activities.
Driving the news
ASUU President who made the announcement during an interview on Monday in Abuja said the Union would punish the universities who have pulled out of the strike action.
What the President said
He said, “we will ensure to query them and we will follow it up the appropriate way. We have even queried some of them in accordance with the Union”. Commenting on the negotiations with the Federal government, Prof Emmanuel Osodeke said there is yet no agreement between the both parties and they haven’t been called to a meeting for a month.
What you should know
- ASUU has been on strike since February 14th 2022, following the non-payment of funds in several agreements between the union and the federal government. After a one-month strike and a two-month extension, ASUU embarked on a 12 weeks strike from the 10th of May 2022.
- ASUU’s demands include payment for the revitalization of public universities, payment of earned academic allowances, adoption of the University Transparency Accountability Solution (UTAS) as a preferred payment option, instead of the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS) and payment of promotion arrears.
- Other demands are the renegotiation of the 2009 ASUU- FG agreement and improvement in the inconsistencies of the Integrated Personnel and Payroll Information System (IPPIS).
- Negotiations between both parties to end the strike continue to end unproductively, as both parties fail to find middle ground.
- ASUU and the federal government have a scheduled meeting later in the week.