Update on Asuu Strike 2013: FG not sincere with negotiations, strike continues
The headline summarize it all, The Academic Staff Union of Universities said they will not call off the ongoing strike until the Federal Government meets their demands.
If you recurred, the FGN gave the Union until 9th of December, 2013 to return to class or get sack. But Unionist are not ready to fall for that ‘cheap threat’ So dear Nigerian Students, the Asuu Strike has not been call off as of 9th December, 2013.
They Academic Staff Union Universities (ASUU) accused the Federal Government of insincerity in its bid to resolve its dispute with the Academic Staff Union of Universities.
read the excerpt below culled from Punch Nigeria.
FG not sincere, strike continues –ASUU
The President of ASUU, Dr. Nasir Fagge, confirmed this on Sunday via a Short Message Service to an enquiry by The PUNCH.
When asked by one of our correspondents if the members of the union would go back to work today and if they had confirmed the N200bn the Federal Government claimed to have deposited in a special account at the Central Bank of Nigeria, Fagge simply replied, “No to both questions.”
ASUU had in the bulletin insisted that the government threat to sack its members would not break the union’s resolve to pursue its action to a logical conclusion.
A source privy to the meeting, said, “No Jupiter will force us to go and teach until all the agreements are documented. The Federal Government is not sincere. If indeed the authorities have agreed, why will they be afraid to document what has been agreed upon?
“Let the vice-chancellors, who can teach, go and do so. But our members are determined not to sign any attendance register tomorrow (today). The threat does not bother us, as truth will always supercede deception, lies and any form of intimidation.”
The ASUU National Treasurer, Dr. Ademola Aremu, who also spoke with one of our correspondents, confirmed that the lecturers would not return to work until the government met their demands.
He said, “Our position has not changed because we are still on strike. When we met President Goodluck Jonathan, we had a number of agreements but when the Presidency communicated to us, we noticed some gaps. We have written to the government on our observations but up till now, it has not responded.
“The only response from government representatives was the accusation against us that we are making new demands. This was after the letter we wrote to the government was exposed to the whole world.
“ASUU is not asking for anything new; what we are saying is that government should perfect the documentation binding the agreement we had with it. We know the agreement we had with the government and we will stand by it.”
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