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ASUU Latest News: ASUU Strike Update Today, 27th August 2022




Intervene Now To Avoid Another Nationwide Strike - ASUU Tells President Tinubu

Welcome to Naija News compilation of the latest news on the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) strike for today, 27th August 2022.

Naija News reports that universities lecturers have been on strike since February 14, 2022 over unresolved issues with the federal government.

Some of their demands include improved welfare for lecturers, revitalisation fund for public universities, implementation of the 2009 agreement, and dropping the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS) for the University Transparency and Accountability Solution (UTAS).

Education Minister Jets Out Of Nigeria Amidst Lingering ASUU Strike

The Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu has reportedly travelled out of the country, amidst the ongoing strike embarked upon by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).

Naija News reports that the latest development was made known on Thursday, in Abuja after an inquiry to get the latest update on the face-off between the government and ASUU.

The source who spoke with PUNCH confirmed that the supervisory minister in charge of negotiation with the academic body (ASUU) has jetted out of the country.

Although the country where the minister went to, and the reason for the travel were not revealed, however, Adamu is expected to come back to the country on 2nd, September 2022.

ASUU Vows To Punish Members For Visiting, Sharing Palliatives From Orji Kalu

A visit to the Senator representing Abia North Senatorial District, Orji Uzor Kalu, by some members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), has been frowned at by the Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike, MOUAU chapter of the association.

Naija News learnt that some members of the union had visited the politician who reportedly gave them some palliative to share and also urged them to shelf the ongoing strike.

MOUAU ASUU, however, has immediately disassociated itself from such meeting and deliberation saying it was unaware of the invitation and will hence punish members who availed themselves at Kalu’s premises to collect some palliative.

The union, in a statement issued on Thursday, August 25, 2022, in Umuahia, stressed that it never authorised such a meeting.

In the statement jointly signed by the Chairman, Professor Michael Ugwuene, and Secretary, Paul Nwiyi, the branch vowed to probe the said visit and discipline those found culpable.

See How Universities Voted On ASUU Strike (Photo)

The result of how members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities voted on its lingering industrial action has emerged.

Hopes of students resuming classes seem dashed with a large percentage of the schools voting in favour of the continuation of the strike.

However, the National Executive Council (NEC) of the union is expected to rule on the results of the vote on Sunday if the strike would continue or not.

Recall that the Abuja branch of the ASUU, on Tuesday, stated that its industrial action continues.

The branch while stating the reason for its stand claimed that the Federal Government is yet to take action on its demands.