ASUU Strike: Again, FG asks lecturers to end strike

The Federal Government on Tuesday reiterated its call on striking university lecturers to return to work in the interest of students and prevent further damage to the education system.

The Minister of Information, Labaran Maku, made the call during the Ministry’s monthly press briefing in Abuja.

He claimed that government had conceded to most of the demands made by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) and wondered why the union would not budge in the interest of the nation.

He said government’s commitment to resolve the crisis was further demonstrated by its representation by Vice President Namadi Sambo in the dialogue.


Mr. Maku explained that the strike was not for salaries but for allowances, as salaries had been increased.

According to the minister, “salaries have been increased by 54.3% which is half of our monthly income but they still insist on their 100 billon allowance.

“Government offered N30 billion but after a meeting with the vice president, government promised another N10 billion, making it N40 billion.

“Government has also promised N100 billion from Education Trust Fund and the N40 billon allowance have already been paid in many universities, yet they are still under lock and key”, he added.

The minister also stated that no government had cooperated with ASUU the way this present government was doing.

“We are doing infrastructure in the universities. For example, we have 38 new buildings in the University of Benin.

“No one would want our teachers to suffer because I have worked as a teacher, same as the President, but we cannot give all that they are asking.

“No nation can move forward if we all expect government to give 100 per cent time and effort to our problems. We run an economy that needs attention in all phases’’, he said.

He, however, sympathised with students now at home and called on parents and Nigerians in general to appeal to ASUU to go back to the classrooms.

Mr. Maku said: “it is not in the interest of the country for the strike to continue.”

The university lecturers have been on strike since July 1 and have demanded the full implementation of the 2009 agreement the union had with the federal government.

(NAN)

  1. Auditor Reply

    Students sud kindly note dat d more dis so cal strike lingers d more students lives re being exploited.If truly Asuu is unda d umbrella of Nlc den Nlc sud join asuu so dat more pressure would b on fg or coerce asuu 2cal off,otherwise students sud mov 2d street nd block roads as against movmnt across d 36 states of d federation incldng fct 4 3days.What an insensitive asuu nd fg

  2. jayetinz Reply

    student of naijaria are not like others country….we cannot fight for our right and we know dat education is a right for all children..the govement and asuu are killing there childrenn’s future not ours, toiling with there lives…..why can we go out the for solidarity and fight for our rite

  3. Onah paul,university of Benin. Reply

    Asuu is no longer on the side of the students…my parents are tired of seeing me at home likewise some other students.plz suspend this strike for God’s sake!

  4. Abebe Reply

    If only asuu knw wht is in d mind of nigeria student.. Asuu if u dn’t call off d strike sooner dan leta u will regret eva bin a member(of asuu)…

  5. Tonia Reply

    No government has treated d issue of education improvement as this government but we all thinks that d fault is from FG but d truth is, the fault is from d Asuu leaders who are so self centered and thinks only abt themself but God pass them.

    • edmond sabastine Reply

      asuu shuld pls cal off de strike wen 2 elephant fight is de grass dat suffer it

  6. obioms Reply

    i think asuu is becoming so ferrocious and callous. and they begining to convince nigerians af the political undertone of their strike. how can they rebuff outcries by students and concerned citizens calling them sponsored protests. has the federal govt. sponsored everybody then including me n u? why are there no unsponsored solidarity protests for asuu now. they shld know that the strike has lost its taste. I WONDER IF WE ARE TO BE AT HOME UNTIL THE GOVT COMMISSIONS THOSE INFRASTRUCTURE IN OUR UNIVERSITY. WE STUDENTS ARE SIMPLY BEING USED. I BET U IF GOVT RELEASES THE 100 BILLION ALLOWANCE THIS STRIKE WILL BE OVER B4 U SAY IT’S TRUE!

  7. Ahmed Abdullahi Reply

    asuu/fg shud note at dis junture dat dis strike is geting out of hand.d forest dat does not want a basket most neva grow moshroom.isue of lnsecurity is stil on ground nd nw u’re trying to wake d sleeping LION.d consiquens of dis strike wil b like d consiquens of someone causing d sky to fall,wen d sky fall it won’t kill d person dat cause it alone but distroy d whole world.asuu,I beg u unbhalf of my fellow student,call off d four-yr-old strike for d betterment of dis nation.

  8. O'Gloryy Reply

    Asuu will perish. They will never prosper. Shey Fg never try enough? E no go better for Asuu!
    Is Rome built in a day? My people, i don’t think this Asuu could impact knowledge in us again. FG employed them also Fg has right to Sack them. Enough of begging Senseless Asuu by Stupid Fg to resume to work. Actions to sack them should be taken and see what will happen.
    Nigerian students are saying capital NO to ASUU, Nigerian students are tired of Asuu. FG should take ‘devils Approach’ against Asuu. Fuck Asuu. SACK THEM ALL.

  9. Ehizzy Reply

    Na wa 4 Asuu.I really believe dat dis strike has turn into political interest.Asuu chairman knws wat he’s doin so if he feels he doesnt want to cal of d strike God is in control.But Asuu is beta to cal off d strike b4 is too late

    • bright idemudia Reply

      asuu,we own dis universities…and we are saying No to your stupid agreement…u dis union are very heartless..i pray u read all dis articles about ur stupid intentions,dr.fagge u want to turn hero overnight shey…wawa!….if d fg dat owns d skul said dis is wat dey have den i see no reason why u shuld reject their offer…is rome built in a day….i urge d fg to nullify any negotiation wit d militant group called asuu….

  10. Lexy Reply

    Dis z outrageous!! So 97billion z 2much for d fed gvt to pay for d allowances…. Kidappin z d bst option… Especially dos top officials. U shall all hear it dis yr. I promise

  11. Leonard Johnson Reply

    Our government are 2 adamant, it is the right of our lecturers to fight for lack of infrastructure in our various varsity. The decay in our institution are nothing 2 write home about. The federal govt should listen to asuu and implement d agreement reach with them. GOD BLESS NIGERIA EDUCATION.

  12. joseph jajah Reply

    it is not ASUU’s fault nor the FGS’s fault. it is we the Nigeria’s youth who are domants are don’t know how to fight for our right. this is how the so called old Nigeria’s Satanic entity (Nigeria’s leaders) will continue negotiating our future.! They are not our leaders, they are only our drivers nowonder they drive us the way they like. Fools @ their old ages they will all die mistiroiusly.

  13. Nelson Reply

    Asuu is so secremetious,stupidious and greeditious how can they be so self centred as to put their children life in jeopardy I want to selfly say that the nigeria lecturers as failed and they are now fighting for their interest and not the student interest and they should be wise and should call off this strike. FUCK ASUU

  14. Robinson Reply

    Asuu pls remember one thing most of ur children are likely to face this type of strike even worse than this. the students today will be lecturers tumoro. mind u Mr Fagge dat u will not be a lecturer for ur entire life. we must cook up our own reason for indefinite strike, den most of u 2day will be talking to us but we will not listen. even Fagge lied against the whole nigerian students by saying dat we the student support the strike. if this can happen what is the truth about asuu embarking on strike for students interest when asuu could not even listen to the plea off students tru its body NANS. again the release of this money by the federal govt will not qurantee sucess in educational system. again would dat money stop surting by lecturers, imposition of text books, favouritism by lecturer to there girl friends in school, supervision of projects and not collection of money from students to write any nonsence all these and more i ask would this money solve it too. For fg who send virtually all their kids outside to study, make sure that employment in nigeria will not be for them because they don’t know and cannot understand nig setting. since nigerians are subjected to some educational test so would this kids outside be done or even not given job in nig. we are tired of this strike not even strike but the delay in our life productivity. even i will employ the students to practice what ever little they hav learnt in skul whether if it is good or bad. bomb production, cyber crimes, kidnapping etc any one u can do since that is the best the country we are into wants from us. remember the best and fastest way to gain employment is to belong to one militant group or another federal govt will recorgnise u and ask for dialogue.

  15. Frank Reply

    I think, ASUU is more powerful than L.G.A, STATE GOV.&FED. GOV. In short d whole Nig.plz everybody should contribute some money let’s pay our RANSOM bcs they are holding us CAPTIVE ok!

  16. Mac giwa Reply

    Asuu and federal government shld end ths strike.Good!wht abut millions of grduate frm ths unversities wthout job???unemplymnt,strike,r logical attmpt to dstroy nigeria youth frm fvorable competition wth d rst of d wrld…d whole system in nigeria is build on corruption,financial embzzlemnt,distortion of structural functions,wth nepotism,favortsm,ethncitsm e.t.c..God help nigeria..

  17. akwu Reply

    Asuu,for Christ sake pls cal off this strike.we know u are fighting for the betterment of nigeria university.asuu ,asuu, asuu ,how many time did I cal your useless and selfish union,we the students say we are tired cal of this protracted strike which have linger for the past four months.asuu u are too wicked,greedy and selfish.I hope u suffered during this no work no pay policy.

  18. Uchy Reply

    Damn ASSU! Fuck FG!

  19. Israel Rosemary Reply

    Students in Nigeria are like orphans who have no one to complained to about their sufferings.

  20. Xavier Reply

    GOD BLESS ASSU, RIDE ON TILL THERE IS RESULT

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