ASUU to announce decision Monday, changes meeting venue for fear of upsetting

The much-anticipated decision by the Academic Staff of Universities Union (ASUU) on whether to go on indefinite strike or offer another “lifeline” to the Nigerian government will be taken at another meeting of the national executive council (NEC) members scheduled to start at 12 pm on Sunday. The meeting, labeled “NEC for NEC,” is an extension of an ongoing two-day meeting of NEC members that has been reviewing the positions of each of the union’s branches on the sensitive issue of whether to declare industrial action or strike. no. The NEC meeting, which started on Saturday at the University of Lagos (UNILAG), Akoka, was a follow-up to the previous congress meetings of public participation and awareness of the various branches that required the declaration of free periods of lectures in the various campus. The union had previously hinted that it would communicate its decision to the media on Monday. A source among the union leadership told some journalists on Friday to be prepared for an impromptu union briefing on Monday. The meeting place changed abruptly Meanwhile, the ongoing NEC meeting, which had started on Saturday at the Ade Ajayi Auditorium at UNILAG, was abruptly moved to the Tayo Aderinokun Lecture Hall near the university’s guest house on Sunday due to what a reliable source described. as the fear that the auditorium would be intervened by secret agents of the Nigerian government. “You know that the matter at hand is very sensitive and ASUU has been very careful. Then he received information that the place had been intervened during the night and he had to move to another place to continue his meeting on Sunday. It is a serious thing. But the final decision will be made at midnight today (Sunday),” an ASUU member who did not want to be quoted told our reporter on Sunday night. The source added that it was clear that the majority of NEC members had opted for the indefinite strike declaration, citing what he called the government’s weak commitment to the union’s demands. ASUU’s demands One of the persistent issues between the government and the union includes the renegotiation of the 2009 ASUU-FGN Agreement, which ASUU believed should be reviewed every three years. However, nine months after the renegotiation was concluded in May 2021, ASUU said that the government refused to sign and implement the content of the renegotiated agreement. Also on the list is the stalled adoption of the University Transparency and Accountability Solution (UTAS) to replace the Integrated Personnel Payroll Information System (IPPIS) currently used for the payment of union member salaries. . Labor and Employment Minister Chris Ngige said in December that the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) provided positive feedback on UTAS, but there are few comments to address. However, ASUU claimed that IPPIS was found to be flawed. ASUU also calls for regulation of the proliferation of state universities by governors who it alleges owe staff salaries and university grant payments, leaving universities with poor infrastructure. Read More Related News Here Let here it in the comment below if you do have an opinion on this; ASUU to announce decision Monday, changes meeting venue for fear of upsetting