ASUU: “Never Late For The Nation To Turn A New Leaf And Do What Is Right” – Fagge Comments Signing MoU

The Federal Government and the leadership of Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, led by its President Dr. Nasir Fagge yesterday, signed Memoradum of Understanding on the restructured 2009 Agreement.

nasir-fagge-isa-ipy-2013ASUU President said the document signed would be presented to the union to take an affirmative stand on the suspension of the 5 months old industrial action.

According to him, the signing of the MOU the 5-month old strike would be suspended in a week’s time.

“This is the response to the letter we wrote to Mr. President and this document would now be forwarded to our members and our members would give us direction. We are hoping that we would be able to meet with our members in less than a week.

“I don’t have the power to call off the industrial action, it is only our members that can do that. And our members gave us a message to give to the Federal Government which we have done and within one week our members would meet.

“We already have the document which shows that Government is committed”.

The ASUU President said the development and revitalization of Nigeria’s education sector is the work of everybody.

“It is never too late for the nation to turn a new leaf and do what is right.

“Other countries that are smaller and less powerful than Nigeria have done it and have succeeded. It is rather unfortunate that Nigeria is not close to some of these smaller nations around us.

“It is now, we must properly fund our universities, we have lost lot of capital to nations like Ghana and Togo”.

Fagge assured Nigerians that ASUU would not take long in ensuring that the right thing is done as soon as possible.

meanwhile the Supervising Minister of Education, Barr. Nyesom Wike, who led the Federal Government team said the fact that ASUU signed the resolution shows the strike has already been called off.

He called the day of signing historic, saying that the meeting shows that all the contending issues have been resolved.


  • You now talk as if you have power over the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. I watched you in an interview when you swear to God that the strike will not last one more day once the federal Government sign an agreement of memorandum with ASSU. Now the so called Agreement have been signed, and you are still talking stories to carry the the message to your so call Members for collation. before announcing resumption date. Note; majority of you will loss your job while majority of you will pay for punishing the innocent student whom some have been poised to travel to neighboring country to continue studies from the scratch.
    Abeg am not happy with 3both ASSU and FG respectively.

  • Thank God for his intervention.I pray we never witness this urgly incident again in Nigeria. Jonathan please wake up and listen to elder’s advise always.God will see you through.

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