Nigeria: ASUU Strike Could Have Been Prevented, Says Farouk Lawal

The House Committee Chairman on Education, Hon Farouk Lawal Thursday said the ongoing strike embarked by the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, could have been prevented had the federal acted early enough.

He revealed this at the National University Commission, NUC, in Abuja saying two months after the ASUU warning strike, the federal government did not do much to prevent the strike.

According to Lawal, after the signing of the ASUU and federal government agreement, it was expected that the executive would quickly implement the agreement but rather, there was no much momentum from federal government. Although part of the agreements has been implemented, he added that dialogue and consultation will resolve the matter.

“If the strike is prolonged, it will only continue to create more problems and I believe that government is determined to ensure that additional problems is not created consciously”, he added.

Meanwhile, the NUC executive secretary, Prof Julius Okojie said the ASUU demand was outrageous as their demand for earn allowance was 106 billion while the capital grant for all universities is 11 billion.

Okojie added that Nigerian university ranking will continue to slide if the strike action continues.

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  6. Chikezie Prince Reply

    Why is asuu always going on strike? FG should do something about this because it is the students that is always suffering.

  7. Hauwa zakari Reply

    Fg should do something because we the student suffered the problem cos it does nt affect fg much like we the student

  8. Excel Reply

    Asuu and d FG shud consider d students,some are close to 30yr and some are over 30 bcos ot these strikes,Asuu n FG hw wud u feel if ur children spend 6 to 8yrs in fg unis?another trend is dat the work force wudnt employ a graduate who is above 25yrs so they must slice down their age.pls the future of this nation.

  9. Excel Reply

    Asuu and d FG shud consider d students,some are close to 30yr and some are over 30 bcos ot these strikes,Asuu n FG hw wud u feel if ur children spend 6 to 8yrs in fg unis?another trend is dat the work force wudnt employ a graduate who is above 25yrs so they must slice down their age.pls help the future of this nation.

  10. Maxwell Reply

    We are tired of stayin at home, fg pls do sometin.

  11. Sadeeq MB Reply

    Pls FG do somethin you are draggin da Future leaders back.

  12. Roland I.D Reply

    WE ARE TIRE OF STAYING HOME. ASUU WE WANT GO BACK TO SCHOOL PLEASE DO SOMETHING.

  13. Lord Lubem Reply

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    were are who we are because we are more than conquror,victory is our,we depend of GOD who is the anchor of life.

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