ASUU begins indefinite nationwide strike


The Academic Staff Union of Universities
(ASUU) has commenced an indefinite strike
across the nation, beginning Sunday August
13th, 2017.

According to ASUU President, Biodun
Ogunyemi, the lecturers took the decision to
declare the strike after deliberations at its
National Executive Council (NEC) meeting held
at the University of Abuja during the weekend.

In a document titled: “Strike Bulletin No.1”,
which was signed and issued by Ogunyemi,
ASUU said the strike action was to be a total,
comprehensive and indefinite action whereby
no form of academic activities including
teaching, attendance of any meeting, conduct
and supervision of any examination at any
level, supervision of project or thesis at any
level should take place at any of the nation’s

The union recalled that it had to embark on a
six month strike between July and December
2013 and the strike was suspended when
government signed an MoU with the union.
“Of all the items contained in the MoU, only
the N200b out of a total of N1.3tr of the Public
Universities Revitalisation (Needs Assessment)
fund was released.

“The union also embarked on a one week
warning strike in November 2016 to press for
the implementation of 2013 MoU. However
government did not implement the
understanding reach between the union and
Federal Government base on the intervention
by the leadership of Senate of the Federal
Republic of Nigeria.

“The union has also met with the 2009
Agreement Implementation Monitoring
Committee, IMC, and had written several letters
press releases and communiqués on the
outstanding issues to no avail.

“The National Executive Council, NEC, of ASUU
then met at the University of Abuja on August
12 2017 to consider the result of a referendum
from all branches in a bid to ascertain ways of
convincing government to implement
outstanding aspects of the 2009 and the MoU
of 2013”.

ASUU further listed the outstanding issues with
the Federal Government to include: payment of
fractions/non-payment of salaries; non-payment
of earned academic allowances, non-release of
operational license of NUPEMCO; non
implementation of the provisions of the 2014
pension reform act with respect to retired
professors and their salaries, removal of
universities staff schools from funding by
government and funds for the revitalisation of
public universities.

Take a look at the memo issued by aSUU chairman Biodun Ogunyemi;

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