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ASUU Latest News: ASUU Strike Update Today, 21st July 2022

ASUU Reveals Major Reason Strike Was Suspended
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Applesbite compilation of the latest news on the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) strike for today, 21st July 2022.
Applesbite reports that universities lecturers have been on strike since February 14, 2022 over unresolved issues with the federal government.

The Muhammadu Buhari-led federal government has condemned the planned two-day nationwide protest by the Nigeria Labor Congress (NLC) in support of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) and other university-based unions.

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Applesbite had earlier reported that the NLC had fixed July 26 and 27 to embark on a nationwide protest to force the federate government and ASUU to resolve their issues and suspend the lingering strike.

In a statement to newsmen, ASUU had said the protest would take place in all 36 states of the federation and the FCT.

Speaking to State House Correspondents on Wednesday at the end of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting at the Presidential Villa, the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed described the planned protest as unlawful.

Former Kaduna Central Senator, Shehu Sani has advised President Muhammadu Buhari to direct the release of the funds required by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) in order to end their lingering strike.

Recall that President Buhari had on Tuesday directed Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, to settle issues with ASUU to end their lingering strike.

President Buhari after receiving briefings from the relevant government Ministries, Agencies and Departments involved in resolving the face-off with the university unions, ordered the Minister of Education to ensure that the impasse was resolved within two weeks and report back to him.

The President also directed that the Minister of Labor and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige not to attend any of the meetings to resolve the crisis.

Two Weeks Is Too Long, Strike Can Be Over In Two Days – ASUU Slams Buhari Govt
The leadership of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) says the lingering strike by the union can be ended in less than two days if the federal government is ready to do the needful.

ASUU President, Professor Emmanuel Osodeke stated this on Tuesday when he argued that it is the refusal of the government to sign the agreement between the two parties that has made the strike linger for long.

He stated that negotiations have been completed and all that is needed is for the government to commit to the agreement and all parties involved can sign it.

Speaking further, Osodeke argued that the strike has been allowed to linger because the children of government officials, politicians, and other powerful persons in the country do not attend public universities as they are all schooling outside the country.

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