ASUU: Atiku pledges to work with university authorities to end incessant strikes

Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate for the Peoples Democratic Party, has pledged to work with university authorities to end the relentless strikes which he says have caused unacceptable harm to the ability of Nigerian children to enjoy a quality education. quality.

Atiku revealed this in a statement during a themed youth program “Intergenerational Synergy on Government”organized by PDP to commemorate the celebration of International Youth Day 2022 in Abuja on Friday.

He added that education is fundamental for Nigeria’s growth, according to the News Agency of Nigeria.

What Atiku Says

Atiku said the government’s inability to resolve the continuing strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) would not occur under his administration if elected president in the next general election.

He said, “I want to promise that I will work with the university authorities and the government to make sure that we put an end to these incessant ASUU strikes.

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“It is because education is fundamental for your growth. It does not matter if you are in politics, business or any sector. The fundamental right of every young person or every citizen is to be educated.

“Therefore, it is the responsibility of any responsible government to ensure that this right is given to every Nigerian, to every young person in this country.”

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Atiku also promised to provide opportunities for young people to gain the training and experience needed to take over from older generations. He urged the youths to support the PDP to seize power in 2023 to save the youths and the nation.

“I believe the PDP provides you with the best platform to realize the collective and national aspirations of your individual,” he said.

In case you missed it

  • On February 14, 2022, the ASUU had embarked on a 4-week all-out and comprehensive strike to press its unresolved demands with the federal government.
  • This was extended for another 12 weeks on May 9 to give the government enough time to satisfactorily resolve any outstanding issues after an extension on March 14 due to an alleged lack of seriousness on the part of the federal government.
  • Some of the faculty demands include funding for the revitalization of public universities, payment of earned academic allowances, and adoption of the University Transparency Accountability Solution (UTAS) as the preferred payment option, instead of the integrated system of payroll and personnel information (IPPIS) and payment of promotion arrears.
  • Others are the renegotiation of the 2009 ASUU-FGN agreement and the resolution of inconsistencies in the Integrated Personnel and Payroll Information System (IPPIS).
  • Nairametrics earlier reported that President Muhammadu Buhari has called on the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to call off the ongoing strike. Buhari said it was counterproductive for university professors to continue the strike because his negotiations with the federal government had gone far.

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