„We have proposed N20b as a revitalization fund. With the increase in academic allowances, the government offered all unions of N30b universities, making it an N50b. The University Union of Universities (ASUU) has called on the federal government to ensure the speedy conclusion of the renegotiation of the 2009 ASUU-FGN agreement and other important issues. The president of THE ASUU, Professor Biodun Ogunyemi, called Tuesday in a newsletter. Ngige said ASUU had eight applications, seven of which had been deleted, adding that the government granted them the right to exclude funds from the university foundation from the Treasury Single Account. Di Academic Staff Union of Universities and di Nigeria federal goment don dey jam head since di past eight months, and throughout dis period di union remain on strike, as dem insist say dem no go work until goment meet all dia demands. The report also stated that ASUU should make the agreement known to its bodies and announce its decision to the government by announcing the date of the strike`s revotion. He also reiterated that the situation was not healthy for the country`s tertiary institutions and told ASUU that it could not get everything it demanded from the government, as some of the agreements signed in recent years had already been taken up by events. The Academic Union of Universities (ASUU) said its strike action would continue despite the president`s order to withhold teachers` salaries at federal universities in February and March 2020. The federal government had previously deprived wage lecturers because of their refusal to enroll in the integrated wage and staff information system. The bitter truth is that the education and health sector is in total disarray, and we must (all) take a step in the right direction.
For example, in developed countries Covid-19 immediately hit the level of the pandemic they went straight to research to see how they can come up with a cure. But what has Nigeria done? We don`t even have the facilities to test. This is one of the agendas of ASUU, which is investing more resources in education. Research is the key to any economic growth and come to mind when it, Nigerian universities have its system that is not even detected by IPPIS, you can create the image under IPPIS made that you have not registered their actual salaries and there is not even to enter their basic allowances specifically for universities, the question is what it would do to our government to implement all this and improve the sector education and health. Afta long tok tok wey di two parties will hold on November 20, di federally finally move the land small. The outcome of the meeting was announced by Labour and Productivity Minister Chris Ngige after a four-hour meeting between the two parties. According to him, the federal government showed sufficient goodwill in paying the salaries of striking lecturers and asked them to stop their strike to allow for peaceful negotiations on their dispute. The strike action must also force the federal government to implement the Memorandum of Action agreements and decisions that were discussed in the 2009 ASUU-FGN agreement, the 2013 Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) and the 2017 Memorandum of Understanding, which were not implemented, teachers` union officials said.