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ASUU Strike: Alumni association urges Nigerian govt to honour agreement



ASUU Strike: Alumni association urges Nigerian govt to honour agreement

The Nigerian University Alumni Association Conference, CAANU, has urged the Federal Government to honor the agreement with the University Academic Staff Union, ASUU, to prevent further industrial action.

The association disclosed this in a statement issued at the end of its fourth quarter meeting that took place at Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, and was introduced to reporters on Monday.

The statement that was signed by the association’s president, Professor Ahmed Mora, and the secretary, Dr. Godwin Akpan, urged the government to consolidate interactions with ASUU and other university unions.

He said the move would prevent strikes or actions that could threaten the continuing academic program at universities.

It should be remembered that ASUU had threatened to resume its suspended strike after the alleged failure of the Federal Government to satisfy its demand.

The university professors, after giving a three-week ultimatum to the government, forwarded the decision to resume the strike to their affiliates.

The branches are expected to make a decision this week and communicate it to ASUU leadership.

According to the statement, the conference also urged governments at various levels to comply with the terms of suspension of the strike action agreed by the parties and show dedication to improve the financing of the section.

The association, while condemning the challenge of insecurity in the country, noted that the ugly attack on universities and other educational institutions in the country was “absolutely regrettable.”

He urged FG in particular, as well as governments at various levels, to devise a new strategy to deal with insecurity and ensure the safety of lives and property.

He applauded FG for its proactivity in controlling the spread of COVID-19 and called for increased activities to prevent further importation of new variants of the virus.

“We call on the government, the Permanent Presidential Committee on COVID-19 and all relevant agencies to intensify their activities to prevent the importation of new variants of the disease into the country through the country’s borders and also ensure vaccination. against the disease and its control in the country ”, he said.


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