ASUU Agrees To Suspend Strike After Secret Meeting, Gives Jonathan Three Conditions


University lecturers in Nigeria have agreed to end the five-month old strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, if the federal government agrees to three conditions, according to the Nigerian Eye.

The three conditions are expected to be made known to President Goodluck Jonathan today, after which the strike will be called off and if an agreement is reached.

Although, ASUU has forbidden its local chapters and zonal chairmen from talking to the press until the end of the session. A source, who was part of the ASUU session, which was held at Mambayya House in Kano, however revealed the conditions as:

1. Commitment from the President that any review or reconsideration or renegotiation of the 2009 Agreement will not substantially affect the pact which is the cause of the ongoing strike;

2. Immediate payment of all outstanding salary arrears and allowances of varsity teachers without victimization; and

3. A written commitment from the President that the Federal Government will commit N225 billion annually to the funding of universities for the next four years.

According to the source, “Our leaders are meeting with the President on Monday to table these conditions. Once the President accepts these three terms, the strike will be called off.

“In principle, members voted about 60-40 per cent to call off the strike, but they added a caveat – that ASUU leaders should extract a commitment (signed and sealed) from the President.”

“It became imperative for ASUU to makes these demands, as it became obvious that the FG wanted the 2009 Agreement to be renegotiated.

“If ASUU had accepted to renegotiate the entire Agreement, it means there will be no basis for the ongoing strike. The worst that can happen is either having the abridged version of the 2009 Agreement or a phased implementation of the document,” the source added.

He also added that the conditions are not just three, but the fourth is “personal” to ASUU.


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  4. Sure there is a wide gap btw the learned and educated. The comments here are so funny. Their salaries have been part of this year’s budget so why won’t it be said. They are on strike for implementation of an agreement dat has been reached years back. Why can’t govt be committed to their promise. And what will their salaries be used for if not being paid. We all know govt has not spent half of the years budget in the eleventh month of the year. I beg fellow nigerians to quit dis poverty mentality and get to know how learned people operate.

  5. We really need active and powerful president like Obasango for this country coz i don’t know why ASUU turn there self to another threaten to Nigeria and I will say God punish Boko Haram where ever you are coz you are all seeing what ASUU doing for Nigeria you can’t trace where they are all doing there secret meeting and bomb them all coz its obviously now that ASUU are fucking selfish after 5 month strike they are still fighting for salary again you people deserve to rust in Hell… Fool old people. your grate grandchildren will also suffer with this problem you are given the student. OLOSI GBOGBO

  6. too many conditions from ASSU after having conditioned Nigerian student to 4months denial of lecture. I wish this body (assu) will be resolved for a better Nigerian generation. They have a wicked heart not considerate at all just like the BOKO HARAM. Fraustrating the government of GOodlock. I wonder if they have concience maybe not because tey don’t have thier children in our universties else they would have been feeling the pain.

  7. One thing ASUU should know is tht_if a child most keep d mother aweak, the child also most be aweak. This is soppose to be for the gud n benefit of student, but asuu has driving it into personal reasons, y? All asuu members who are d ground leaders to this selfish reasons will sufer each pain students has gone through too. Amen