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ASUU Strike: Union Insist On UTAS To Return To Classroom

By Jimmy Jackson

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) insists that the ongoing strike will be suspended if the Federal Government adapt the union’s payment platform, University Transparency Accountability Solution (UTAS).

ASUU President, Professor Emmanuel Osodeke stated this while speaking on a radio program monitored by our reporter on Wednesday.

Osodeke explained that the strike will continue until government signed its agreement reached with the union.

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He further stated that the union negotiation with government was completed but the government is yet to call the union for the signing of the agreement.

“Two major concern of the union is government approval for UTAS and the signing of the agreement, then we will call off the strike” Osodeke said.

ASUU embarked on strike February 14, 2022 to press home its demand including
the government’s funding in Nigeria University infrastructure and payment of
members’ salaries, among several others.

Meanwhile, the Joint Action Committee of the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian
Universities (SSANU) and Non-Academic Staff Union of Educational and Allied
institution NASU are also demanding that the Federal Government meets members’
demands.

SSANU National President, Mr. Mohammed Ibrahim, who expressed dismay over government’s actions towards resolving the issues in contention, hope that the ongoing industrial action will push the government to resolve all demands.

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