ASUU Gives Condition To Call Off Strike
The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has raised hopes of students that it is close to calling off the ongoing strike action that has lasted for over three months.
ASUU on Monday issued a condition that will cause it to immediately call off the strike that led to the closure of many public universities in Nigeria.
He said the strike will continue unless the government accepts the University Transparency and Accountability Solution, UTAS, payment platform and honor the 2009 agreement.
It would be recalled that the ASUU strike action, which started on February 14, 2022, has entered its 140th day this Monday.
ASUU has been at loggerheads with the federal government, citing the refusal of the latter to honor the 2009 agreement it entered with the Union
Its demands in the agreements include the condition of service of University lecturers to be reviewed every five years, issue of salaries and allowances, revitalization of public universities, among other issues, University Transparency Accountability Solution, and the inconsistencies in the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS) payment platform
Osodeke said, “Let government tell us they have finished testing the UTAS and sign the agreement, then tomorrow we will call off the strike.