Update On ASUU Strike: Federal Government Makes U-turn

Published 5 years ago by: Victor A. Ofoma
at 09:31 AM, 11/12/2013 (5 years ago)

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After realizing that it doesn't have the capacity to carry out its threat to ASUU, the Presidency on Monday said they are longer interested in the December 9 deadline that was handed over to the striking university teachers to return to work or get fired.

Funny enough, the Presidency is now deceiving itself by claiming 70% of lectures returned to work...
The Senior Special Assistant to President Goodluck Jonathan on Public Affairs, Dr. Doyin Okupe, said this while briefing journalists on the payment of the N200bn by the Federal Government into the “Revitalisation of Universities Infrastructure” account with the Central Bank of Nigeria.

Okupe’s claim of “substantial compliance” was however described as total falsehood by ASSU leadership, who also said it would not attend a meeting on Wednesday with the Supervising Minister of Education, Nyesom Wike, and vice-chancellors on the University Needs Assessment Report Implementation Committee.

Okupe had claimed that Government is soft pedalling on the threat to sack the defiant ASUU members because many senior citizens and institutions had intervened. He said that as of Sunday evening, government had reports that there was substantial compliance by many lecturers with the directive.

The Presidential aide added that the development encouraged the government to mellow down.

Okupe however added that there is proof for the N200billion now and pleaded with ASUU to end the strike.

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PoliticxGuru at 02:53 PM, 14/08/2015 (4 years ago)
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wen ur pikin dey outside dey school, y u no go dey talk trash for mouth
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