Sep 21, 2021

Mawazo Writing Africa

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FG addressed only 2 of 8 ASUU’s demands —

Other attendees were: the Chair of Ibadan University, Prof. Ayo Akinwole; UNILORIN, Prof. Moyosore Ajao; LAUTECH, Dr. Biodun Olaniran and KWASU, Dr. Shehu Salau.

Oyegoke said in the statement that the strike was “a ticking bomb” and fears that the education system would get into another crisis.

“To eliminate doubts, stated the ASUU that in nine months the government had only tackled loss of wages and the establishment of visiting committees at the federally owned universities Allowances that were not addressed to implement the University Transparency and Accountability Solution (UTAS), “he said.

Oyegoke said the proliferation of state universities, the release of withheld salaries and the failure to transfer debit fees to unions, all of which were included in the Declaration of Intent of December 22, 2020, were not addressed.

He said: “The request of the Minister of Labor and Employment That the money allocates d was paid for the revitalization of public universities as contained in the 2020 MoA cannot be true.

“The same minister confirmed on August 2, 2021 that the money was still in the The custody of The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) is just waiting for the Minister of Education to request a possible transfer to the NEEDS Assessment Fund account.

“This government has been working hard since January to get funds released through the Facilitating CBN in 2021 leaves a sour taste. ”

Regarding IPPIS versus UTAS, he explained that months of withholding salaries, failure to clear the EAA, failure to pay severance fees due to the union, in spite of everything ASUU has shown, this could only be an invitation to another possible cycle of industrial crisis.

“Also, the declared suitability of UTAS was given to the Minister of Education and the members of his team, the Ehrenwer The Senate President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria demonstrated admirably.

“And other important interest groups such as ministries of labor and employment; Education, Finance, Office of the Accountant-General, Representative of the Nigeria Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA).

“The more the government insists on meeting the UTAS integrity test requirements, the longer it takes Accompanying pain previously identified in IPPIS will remain our members, “he said.

Oyegoke said at a reconciliation meeting between the Nigerian federal government and the leadership of ASUU on Monday the 2nd conference room of the Minister for Labor and employment all disputed matters were discussed, which concern the outstanding questions in connection with the implementation of the FGN / ASUU-MoA 2020.

“The Minister for Labor and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige, on behalf of the federal government, promised that a broader government team and the inter-ministerial committee on the draft of the renegotiated ASUU-FGN agreement in 2009 will complete their work and submit the report to the government by the end of August 2021.

“The meeting ended with a re-convening until the end of August 2021 to confirm the loyalty of the federal government in solving the outstanding questions.