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ASUU Laments Non-payment of N30bn Funds, threatens Strike Action

The Yola chapter of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has called on members of the public to help solicit the Federal Government to comply with the agreement they reached with them.
The zonal coordinator, Reuben Jonathan, said the zone had met and reviewed the Memorandum of Association of December 23, 2020, signed with the Federal Government; the issues related to the draft renegotiation agreement of May 2021 and other matters affecting the university system generally.
The zonal coordinator further expressed concern over the non-disbursement of the N30 billion naira revitalisation fund as agreed in the 2020 MoA with the union.

ASUU President, Emmanuel Osodeke.

“The zone expects the speedy release of the whitepaper of visitation panels to the universities for the benefit of the university system,” he said.

“The federal government team and ASUU concluded the renegotiation meeting in May 2021, but up till now, our Union is in dark as to the position of the renegotiation with the federal government.

He called on State Governors to also look into the welfare of universities.

“This lukewarm attitude and deliberate delay have triggered agitations from our members. The inefficiency and over-reliance on the federal government’s interventions by state-owned universities, emanating from ASUU struggles, have led the state governors to develop a lukewarm attitude towards funding state universities,” he said.

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