ASUU Strike: Union Says Infrastructures, FG Says Its Allowances, Whom Do We Believe?

The Ongoing strike by members of the Academic Staff Union Of Universities, ASUU has entered its 4th month, during which the Nigerian students has been at home without any hope in sight for a resolution.

Lots of arguments has been drawn on the nature of the demands by the Union, which as earlier reported by VNTI, the government described as Not-Implementable.

During the period in which the strike has lasted, a lot has been going on in the Nigerian economy related to the issue, with the Federal Government, using the police as a tool, prevent members of the Union, ASUU, from protesting as planned in Various states of the Federation.

However, the Federal Government Insists that’s the Demands of the Union are basically on their earned unpaid Allowances, while the Union, ASUU insists her strike action is for the benefit of all Nigerian Students, saying majority of her demands is based on improving our Varsity Infrastructures.

According to FG, The major demands of ASUU, as contained in the agreement, included
• payment of post-graduate allowance;
• teaching practice and industrial training allowances and
• honorarium.

Other allowances being demanded by the striking lecturers were
• post-graduate grants;
• external excess workload allowances;
• housing allowance;
• sabbatical allowance;
• sick leave allowance;
• injury allowance;
• provision of office accommodation;
• car allowance and

• funding of universities.

Senator Olusola Adeyeye, who is also a former lecturer, kicked against the demands of ASUU and explained that majority of the allowances being demanded were frivolous and not applicable anywhere in the world.

FG Says Demands Are Allowances, ASUU Says Its Infrastructure.

In this fight, Whom Do We Believe???

But the Big Question is that, in all these Listed Allowances, Where do the Nigerian Students Come In???

– Obasi. D. C. Chinedu

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