ASUU strike: Senate intervention ends in deadlock

By Advocate News Nigeria on 17/11/2016

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon

Views: 4,764

Senate President Saraki
Senate President Saraki

Efforts by the Senate leadership led by the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, to avert the one week warning strike already embarked on by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) on Wednesday met a brick wall, as the academics failed to shift ground.

Briefing National Assembly Correspondents shortly after a closed door meeting with the Senate leadership, the President of ASUU, Biodun Ogunyemi confirmed that the union has not called off the strike; saying they will meet with their members before any decision can be arrived at.

However, he said that ASUU was ready to work with the senate and the federal government in line with the mandate of the members of the union to resolve the strike, adding that ASUU does not enjoy embarking on strike except they are pushed to the wall.

He stressed that despite short notice, the union leaders attended the meeting, which he said indicates the level of their determination to resolve the incessant strikes by the union because of disagreement with government.

Nevertheless, a source in the meeting said that efforts and entreaties by the Senate President and his colleagues to cajole the university lecturers to call off the warning strike fell on deaf ears, as they were hell bent on going on with the strike.

On his part, the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Tertiary Education, Barau Jibril, who addressed press at the end of the closed door session, said the meeting produced a headway towards resolving the impasse between the government and ASUU.

According to him, “the meeting resolved to set up a sub committee, comprising of four members, to explore the headway which the Senate has spotted to ensure permanent resolution of the government, ASUU faceoff.”

He said “the committee will address the issues in the conflict”, and will meet with the ministries of budget, education, finance, labour and productivity, to capitalise on the leeway out of the strike.

While pointing out that the meeting will commence on Thursday, Jubril also said that the resolutions arrived at by the ASUU, Senate Sub-Committee and the federal government will be communicated to the Senate in one week.

Meanwhile, the Minister of State for Education, Anthony Anwuka, said the government appreciated the initiatives that has helped to find a possible solution, even as he expressed hope that at the end of the meeting with the Senate, there will be a permanent solution to the problem of lingering strike.

ASUU began a week long warning strike on Wednesday, demanding that federal government should effect payment of Staff Entitlements; release of funds for the upgrade of universities infrastructures; payment of hazard allowances to the lecturers; and granting autonomy for the universities; among others.

Posted 01/10/2017 02:44:31 AM

 

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon


 

You may also like...
At least 19 JOHESU members injured in auto...

Cattle rustlers kill 8, raze 95 houses in...

Sickle cell support group seeks lgovernment intervention

Ugwuanyi approves over N1.8 billion for construction of...

KOGI EAST: Don't impose Senator Atai Aidoko on...

Allow Ojukwu’s spirit to rest in peace, MASSOB...

Former US first lady Barbara Bush dead at...

No gang-up can make us waiver –APC

Osinbajo replies Reps, denies violations in approval of...

Gunmen kill nine people in Benue --Police

Nigerian youths are lazy, love free oil money...

Herdsmen behead Adamawa PDP chairman, flee with head...

 

Latest News I’ll sell 90% of NNPC if elected – Atiku N13bn project: Why we dragged Ayogu to EFCC --Enugu community 2019: Buhari, Oshiomhole meet, set to announce APC campaign date CAN visits Buhari, says APC becoming corrupt politicians’ safe haven 2019: Don’t involve us in your devious propaganda – Enugu workers, traders tell Ayogu Eze camp EFCC arrests 23 OOU students, 12 others for Internet fraud Ohanaeze: Igbos can’t achieve Biafra through war – Nwodo Insecurity: I know how Boko Haram started – Atiku Nigeria to emerge world’s second largest rice importer in 2019 –US agency Restructuring agenda won Igbo support for Atiku Sen. Uzodinma denies arrest, vows to remain focused on governorship race DSS grills Oshiomhole over APC primaries

 

Most Read NAFDAC eases processes, cost of registering products for MSMEs (7,072 views) Full Text of Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi’s 2016 Budget Speech (5,678 views) Ex-Heads of State will protect Jonathan from persecution —Kukah (5,397 views) IPOB: ‘We need urgent clarifications on Nnamdi Kanu’s status, whereabouts’, UK Govt tells FG (4,867 views) ASUU strike: Senate intervention ends in deadlock (4,764 views) Ex-governor Adebayo, Keyamo, Arise, others get board appointments (3,964 views) Ugwuanyi commends FG’s siting of ICT University in Enugu (3,746 views) Nigeria ripe for Restructuring Now – Nwodo in Chatham House (3,697 views) Prince Arthur Eze canvasses support for Buhari, Ugwuanyi (3,697 views) Anambra: INEC releases 37 candidates for Nov poll (3,661 views) Buhari has disappointed Nigerians – Arewa Youth Forum (3,648 views) Quit notice: Kaduna Govt obtains bench warrant against Northern youths (3,636 views)

 

SECTIONS NEWS (609) EDITORIAL (6) POLITICS (383) SOCIETY (104) SPORTS (13) BUSINESS (225) HEALTH (16) EDUCATION (16) INTERNATIONAL (30) ENTERTAINMENT (8) TECHNOLOGY (1) COLUMNISTS (0) LETTERS (0) OPINION (8)

 

 

Julius Agwu - Crazy Interview Demands