The Academic Staff Union of University, the union consisting of the academic staffs of the universities in Nigeria. They fight for the rights of Nigeria lecturers in all universities in Nigeria. Since about 7 months ago, they have embarked on strike over the use of Integrated Payroll Systems (IPPIS) and renumerations which has shut down all Federal Government universities in Nigeria, leaving students with no option other than to stay at home.
The negotiation between the Federal Government and ASUU as reached several deadlocks, even yesterday, another deadlock was reached due to nonpayments of some funds for revitalization of the universities by the government and the use of UTAS software as a system for the payment of universities’ lecturers salaries but negotiation is said to continue tomorrow Friday.
However, this morning they took to their Facebook page to make some assertions that they are fighting for Nigerians than their own immediate gains. The statement reads below:
“The interest of Nigeria and the future generations is more paramount to ASUU than the immediate gains of its members. That is why ASUU has been consistent in challenging the rots in the system through sustained engagements with powers that be since the time of the military.
“The gains of ASUU struggles are in the changes that TETFund has been able to bring to the tertiary education sector in the country and ASUU will not relent in pushing for a better university system in the country. The road may be tough, the burden is huge but ASUU remain committed in saving our public Universities.”
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