On Tuesday, the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), disclosed reasons why the union is on industrial strike.

ASUU said that the ongoing industrial strike was based on getting reactivation funds and unpaid earned academic allowances.

The union claimed that ensuring government prepare and skillfully guide activation to universities, duscuss increasing of state universities and issues of governance in them and the final of the renegotiation of 2009 ASUU-FGN concurred also formed part of the reasons the union is still on industrial action.

Professor Biodun Ogunyemi, who is the ASUU President, in a strike bulletin 9 and made available to DAILY POST on Tuesday, disclosed that quick completion of the renegotiation of 2009 ASUU-FGN agreement will birth to fresh contracts of Service improve salaries for Nigerian academics and enhance infrastructure for Nigerian public varsities.

ASUU President said that “efforts by agents of government to derail the strike through deflection of IPPIS contraption and denial of salaries have failed because the Union was fighting a just cause.”

He disclosed that members of the union have remained determined to get a better working environment and conditions of service, with unpaid salaries of thousands of academics by the Federal Government and payment of misleading and surgical remove salaries to thousands of ASUU members.

“One of our principal demands in the ongoing struggle is the resumption and speedy completion of the renegotiation of the 2009 FGN-ASUU agreement which has dragged for more than three years. It is only through renegotiation that the overdue review of our conditions of service, which include enhanced salaries could be achieved. Any further delay can no longer be tolerated.

“Let’s remember that the current salary structure was a product of efforts like the ongoing struggle between 2006 and 2009. Our demands also include outstanding demands in the 2019 FGN-ASUU MoA.

“Recent reports show that seasoned academics with special skills in the employ of various universities on contract basis are now being disengaged as directed by IPPIS operators. This leaves students of the disengaged contract staff in great jeopardy.

“If Nigerian universities can no longer take decisions about the caliber and number of academics they require to deliver quality education, what is left of the university autonomy and academic freedom.”

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