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ASUU Strike Update News On Latest ASUU Strike Today, Thursday, June 16, 2022, details can be accessed below.

BrandNewsDay has compiled ASUU Strike Update 2022, ASUU latest news on the current strike embarked by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), a Nigerian union of university academic staff.

Below is the ASUU latest news on the ASUU strike today, Thursday, June 16, 2022, compiled by BrandNewsDay 

ASUP call-off strike ( See resumption date)

The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnic(ASUP) has directed its members to resume work on Monday, May 30, 2022, following the expiration of its two-week strike.

ASUP, in a statement signed by its National Publicity Secretary, Abdullahi Yalwa disclosed that the government had met four of its demands.

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It said the decision to resume work was to give the federal government more time to meet the remaining five demands.

The statement reads: “The two weeks definite strike of the union will be rounding off on the 29th of May, 2022 as agreed by the emergency meeting of NEC.

Strike: Govt stopped our salaries but we’re undaunted – ASUU

The Academic Staff Union of Universities has said that despite the non-payment of salaries to its members, the union remains undaunted in its struggle for a better university system.

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Dr Egbedokun said, “The last time they paid us was February. Since March, they stopped paying the salaries.”

Another lecturer at the institution also confirmed the non-payment of the salaries.

Speaking further, Dr Egbedokun said, “We’re used to it. The non-payment of salaries cannot break us.”

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ASUU/FG Faceoff: NANS threatens shutdown of major airports

The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) Zone D, on Monday, threatened to shut down major airports if the face-off between the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) and the Federal Government continued.

NANS South West Zone Coordinator, Mr Adegboye Olatunji, made this known in Abuja on Monday, at a protest to the All Progressive Congress (APC) Secretariat in solidarity with Gov. Dapo Abiodun of Ogun to run for a second term.

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Olatunji said that it was time both parties came together to resolve the issues leading to the strike as students were at the receiving end.

“We are planning to block government organisations that generate money for them if the ASUU issue is not resolved.

We won’t resume – ASUU insists

The Academic Staff Union of Universities has insisted that its members won’t resume work despite the Federal Government’s payment of minimum wage arrears.

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This [was contained in a circular by the University of Lagos branch of the union titled, ‘Payment of minimum wage arrears’.

The chairman of UNILAG ASUU, Dele Ashiru, confirmed the authenticity of the circular on Saturday.

Islamic cleric, Jangebe begs FG to negotiate with ASUU

The Zamfara State Commissioner of Religious Affairs and Chief Imam of Muslims Foundation Jumu’at Mosque in Gusau, the State capital, Dr. Muhammad Tukur Sani Jangebe, has urged the Federal Government to as a matter of fact address the demands of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).

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Sheikh Jangebe stated this in Gusau while answering questions from newsmen.

“The Federal Government should look into negotiating with ASUU and bringing back our children to their respective universities for them to continue with their studies.

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Sheikh Jangebe stated this in Gusau while answering questions from newsmen.

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According to him, the strike was seriously affecting the entire teaching and learning system among students and their lecturers across the country.

“The Federal Government should look into negotiating with ASUU and bringing back our children to their respective universities for them to continue with their studies.

Strike: We’ve resumed talks with FG, say ASUU, SSANU

The Academic Staff Union of Universities, Joint Action Committee of the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities and the Non-Academic Staff Union of Educational and Associated Institutions have said the Prof Nimi Briggs Committee is in negotiation with the unions.

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Speaking in an interview with The PUNCH on Sunday, the ASUU’s National President, Prof Emmanuel Osodeke, said the union had been negotiating with the Briggs Committee since last week over its demands.

ASUU commenced its ongoing strike on February 14, 2022, after the Federal Government failed to meet some of its demands namely; the release of revitalisation funds for universities, renegotiation of the 2009 FGN/ASUU agreement, release of earned allowances for university lecturers, and deployment of the University Transparency and Accountability Solution payment platform.

Osodeke said, “We are discussing with the Federal Government through the renegotiation team and we started last week.

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“The negotiation is between ASUU and the Briggs Committee and the agreement should be negotiated quietly. When we reach an agreement, we will come to the press. We hope this approach/ negotiation will solve the problem so that by next week, we will brief Nigerians. Give us a little time.”

Strike: ASUU Reveals Next Line Of Action, Sympathizes With Students

The National President, Academic Staff Union of Universities, Prof Emmanuel Osodeke, on Thursday noted that the union would not call off the industrial action if the federal government refuse to attend to their demand.

ASUU in its demands has called for the renegotiation of the ASUU/FG 2009 agreement and the sustainability of the university autonomy by deploying UTAS to replace the government’s “imposed” (IPPIS).

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Also, in its demands is the release of the reports of visitation panels to federal universities, distortions in salary payment challenges, funding for revitalisation of public universities, earned academic allowance, poor funding of state universities and promotion arrears.

Osodeke on Thursday said there won’t be a need to call off the strike despite the federal releasing N34 billion for the payment of consequential adjustment for a minimum wage of workers in the education system.

He further stated that the N34 billion released was not part of their demands.

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ASUU: FG Agrees To Pay N34bn Minimum Wage Arrears

The Federal Government says it will spend about N34 billion as arrears of Minimum Wage Consequential Adjustments in the education sector effective from 2019.

The Minister of Labour and Employment, Sen. Chris Ngige said that this was aimed at resolving the lingering crisis in the sector, NAN reports.

Ngige made this known while speaking with newsmen on the prolonged strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), and others on Tuesday in Abuja.

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