ASUU President, others will speak at PREMIUM TIMES Twitter Spaces

The president of the Union of Academic Staff of Universities (ASUU), Emmanuel Osodeke, will speak to Nigerians today (Wednesday) about his union’s strike that has lasted for more than six months. Many Nigerians had thought that the union would call off the strike on Tuesday. This was due to a meeting held on Tuesday between the union and Nigerian government representatives. However, the meeting, PREMIUM TIMES has learned, ended in a deadlock as both sides failed to reach an agreement. Mr. Osodeke, a professor, will appear in the first part of PREMIUM TIMES’ education series on Twitter Spaces entitled “ASUU Persistent Strike, Revitalizing Nigeria’s University System and the Way Forward.” Later parts of the series will feature other unions at universities, including the Congress of University Academics (CONUA) and its National Coordinator, Niyi Sunmonu. ASUU began the first stage of its strike on February 14 and announced an extension on August 1 for another four weeks. The renegotiation of the 2009 agreement and the replacement of the IPPIS by the UTAS are the main demands of the striking speakers. ASUU President, Professor Emmanuel Osodeke [PHOTO CREDIT: @asuu.org.ng]The renegotiation of the 2009 agreement was concluded earlier in May 2021, but the government did not implement it. Instead, another renegotiation committee led by Nimi Briggs, professor emeritus, was created to renegotiate the deal. ALSO READ: ASUU faces criticism for call against APC government The Briggs-led committee submitted a draft agreement to the government, but the Ministry of Labor and Employment accused ASUU of fixing their wages and rights in the draft, a charge ASUU has denied. Osodeke said that the content of the draft agreement was proposed by the government. ASUU is also calling for the publication of a white paper on presidential college visiting panels and an end to the proliferation of colleges, especially by state governments. Read More Related News Here Let here it in the comment below if you do have an opinion on this; ASUU President, others will speak at PREMIUM TIMES Twitter Spaces