November 22, 2016

ASUU, Senate Meeting End In Deadlock After 8 Hours

The second meeting between the Senate and the Academic Staff Union of Universities to resolve the issues which led to the strike, ended in a stalemate on Monday night.

Consequently, the meeting was adjourned indefinitely.

The Chairman, Senate Committee on Tertiary Education and TETFund, Jibrin Barau, who spoke to journalists after the meeting, said the parley, which lasted for about eight hours, was able to resolve all the issues raised by the lecturers except one bordering on payment of arrears.

He said, “You can see that we’ve been talking for about eight hours. We have deliberated and, thanks to God, we have resolved all the issues; we have agreed on all issues except one. We have adjourned to make consultations.

“Every section (stakeholder) in this meeting will go back to their base or constituency and report what transpired (at the meeting) and at a later date reconvene to trash out the remaining issue. We have resolved all the issues but it remains one.”

When asked what the last issue was, he replied, “It is about the earned allowances that need to be paid to the university lecturers. The government, due to paucity of fund, proposed a certain amount of money but ASUU thought otherwise; that the money was quite inadequate. The union said it was going back to its members, make consultations and get back to us. We do hope they will come back with good news.”

The leadership of ASUU declined to speak to journalists after the meeting.

13 comments:

Uyi Osamwonyi said...

Federal Government are planning to reduce salaries of workers because of the recession wahala and ASUU are demanding for money,which is rightly theirs ..The truth of the matter is that Federal Government we never listen to them.
ASSUU please remember at the end of the day, the student will suffer more..Please consider the student and try to resolve it amicably with the federal government..

#GodSaveUsAll

Hassan Aderemi said...

Paucity of funds? and they can spent billions of Naira to purchased Peugeots 508 for 360 house of representative members? And one state house of Assembly have approved 200 or 300 Million Naira mansion of the Governor that have served for 8 years whereas the lecturers or professors that have lectured for 30 years do not get 10% of 200 Million as their retirement benefit. What a country!

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blogking said...

ASUU has done more harm to the education sector than good

Austine Gabriel said...

wat did they really want

Harbolarkale Niyi said...

They should settle this amicably. As wahala is too much

tornubari said...

there must be a way out.....i dnt wnt to stay at home pls

Ay360 said...

Its well

Jessica said...

ASUU and FG pls try a reach a compromise for the sake of d nigerian student....i want to graduate 2018 oo

eniola lawal said...

Na wa oo

olisayemk said...

Federal government should try and settle Asuu for the sake of nigerian students.

Jeff Kingsley Jr said...

So after eating and drinking tea they could not come out with solution to dis whole strike thing what a country