The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) met with the federal government on Monday, April 11 2022 in an attempt to end the ongoing strike.
ASUU had embarked on a 30-day warning strike on February 14 over the federal government’s failure to honour previous agreements signed by both parties.
The strike was later extended for another two months after efforts to resolve the issues proved abortive.
The Union demanded among others that the federal government release universities revitalization money, release earned allowances for university lecturers, and enforce the United Transparency and Accountability Solution (UTAS) as an alternative to the Integrated Personnel and Payment Information System (IPPIS) approved by the government for the payment of its member’s salaries and allowances.
And because the federal government failed to respond to the request, ASUU warned that the strike will not be called off.
According to Adelaja Odukoya, the coordinator of ASUU, Lagos State zone, the refusal of the federal government was a usual attempt to play politics with the education sector.
“ASUU wants to inform you that the current strike action will not be suspended until the federal government addresses the adoption of UTAS, implement the renegotiated agreement, pay all outstanding allowances without prejudice to the donation of one million dollars to Afghanistan and fulfill other issues contained in the Memorandum of Action signed with our union”.