ASUU Set To Review Pact With Government

 ASUU Set To Review Pact With Government

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) is planning to hold its National Executive Council (NEC) meeting this week to review the Memorandum of Action (MoA) signed with the Federal Government before the suspension of its strike a few months ago.

Both government and ASUU had agreed to a memorandum of action, which stipulated that the Federal Government would have implemented its agreed contents latest by October 2017.

The Federal Government, according to investigation, was, however, yet to implement issuance of licence for the registration of Nigerian University Pension Company (NUPEMCO), which it promised to do within two weeks of strike suspension.

The government was also alleged to have defaulted in payment of earned academic allowances and revitalisation funds for public universities.

Some University of Ibadan (UI) lecturers, who spoke on condition of anonymity, noted that it was unfortunate that the government has not paid as promised by end of October.

They said they had asked their leadership not to suspend the strike until the government pays the money as promised but were persuaded to test the government.

Based on the tension generated on campuses, ASUU President, Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, had sent a mail to all members to douse the tension over the delay in the payment of earned academic allowances.

Tolani Giwa

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