This Government Is Not Ready, The Strike Continues –– ASUU

Date: 09-12-2013 9:06 am (7 years ago) | Author: Victor A. Ofoma
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Public university lecturers under the umbrella of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, on Sunday insisted that they would not return to the classrooms on Monday as directed by the federal government.

They also accused the President Gooodluck Jonathan-led Government of insincerity in its bid to resolve the 6 months old dispute. ASUU President, Dr. Nasir Fagge, confirmed their stand to go on with the strike...
The Federal Government had through the Executive Secretary of the National Universities Commission, Prof. Julius Okojie, deferred its earlier ultimatum to the lecturers to resume work on Monday (today) or risk being sacked. The shift was to enable them to participate in the burial of Prof. Festus Iyayi, a former president of ASUU on Saturday.

Before this, the Supervising Minister of Education, Nyesom Wike, had advised the striking lecturers to return to work on or before December 4 or face dismissal.

But ASUU had in a news bulletin to its chapters after its meeting in Ekpoma, Edo State on Sunday, said the Federal Government had not met its conditions for suspending the over five months’ strike.

When asked by Punch 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.”

Posted: at 9-12-2013 09:06 AM (7 years ago) | Gistmaniac
- ellagabs at 9-12-2013 09:11 AM (7 years ago)
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wetin i go talk nw?
Posted: at 9-12-2013 09:11 AM (7 years ago) | Newbie
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- jar84 at 9-12-2013 09:12 AM (7 years ago)
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Posted: at 9-12-2013 09:12 AM (7 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- cadanre at 9-12-2013 09:24 AM (7 years ago)
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ASUU is ready to go back to work but Federal Government is not ready to accept that. This shows how irresponsible our leaders are. They just cannot sign on something they have agreed upon together with the ASUU.

Posted: at 9-12-2013 09:24 AM (7 years ago) | Hero
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- dareper at 9-12-2013 09:37 AM (7 years ago)
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Hmmm
Posted: at 9-12-2013 09:37 AM (7 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- angesco at 9-12-2013 09:44 AM (7 years ago)
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I agree.

The government is not ready.

But the students are ready.  And have been for a long time!

Is THAT  not enough??
Posted: at 9-12-2013 09:44 AM (7 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- ikhaleaa at 9-12-2013 09:48 AM (7 years ago)
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ASUU eh don do naaa..student are already 4gettin their matric numba oooo
Posted: at 9-12-2013 09:48 AM (7 years ago) | Newbie
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- Shegzan at 9-12-2013 10:07 AM (7 years ago)
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Kk#

Posted: at 9-12-2013 10:07 AM (7 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- mary11 at 9-12-2013 11:00 AM (7 years ago)
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I must watch dis film 2 d end o!
Dis na season5

Posted: at 9-12-2013 11:00 AM (7 years ago) | Hero
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- cadanre at 9-12-2013 11:10 AM (7 years ago)
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Quote from: angesco on  9-12-2013 09:44 AM
I agree.

The government is not ready.

But the students are ready.  And have been for a long time!

Is THAT  not enough??


Then students can go to class, when government is ready, ASUU will meet them there.

Posted: at 9-12-2013 11:10 AM (7 years ago) | Hero
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- winace at 9-12-2013 11:37 AM (7 years ago)
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Hmmmmmmmm I don't even to wat to say
Posted: at 9-12-2013 11:37 AM (7 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- Noble12 at 9-12-2013 11:55 AM (7 years ago)
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nawaoo
Posted: at 9-12-2013 11:55 AM (7 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- ikuru1 at 9-12-2013 12:00 PM (7 years ago)
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Na wen dis season movie go end na??
Posted: at 9-12-2013 12:00 PM (7 years ago) | Newbie
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- spicymariam at 9-12-2013 12:40 PM (7 years ago)
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Crious issue
Posted: at 9-12-2013 12:40 PM (7 years ago) | Upcoming
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- firstborn77 at 9-12-2013 01:10 PM (7 years ago)
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Nigeria in disarray.
Posted: at 9-12-2013 01:10 PM (7 years ago) | Newbie
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- micc at 9-12-2013 01:14 PM (7 years ago)
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Ok oo
Posted: at 9-12-2013 01:14 PM (7 years ago) | Hero
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- ajanni at 9-12-2013 01:22 PM (7 years ago)
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Posted: at 9-12-2013 01:22 PM (7 years ago) | Grande Master
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- humphreyedet at 9-12-2013 01:30 PM (7 years ago)
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Wasted generation..there came a generation that know not Joshua..men fighting for their pocket instead of the future of the students a pity that a mirage group will hold the future of academics of our children hostage with un serious political party whose Government can't be define. they have politicalised  our intellect for the benefit of the days meal. is a pity
Posted: at 9-12-2013 01:30 PM (7 years ago) | Upcoming
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- proly at 9-12-2013 01:42 PM (7 years ago)
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Kkk
Posted: at 9-12-2013 01:42 PM (7 years ago) | Hero
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- juddycoil at 9-12-2013 01:48 PM (7 years ago)
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Posted: at 9-12-2013 01:48 PM (7 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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