ASUU Must Call Off Strike Over N130 Billion FG Proposal “This Strike’ll Be Suspended” – Benue Governor

August 21, 2013 – ASUU Must Call Off Strike Over N130 Billion FG Proposal “This Strike In Nigeria Will Soon Be Suspended” – Benue Governor

Days after President Jonathan approved N400 Billion injection into the Nigerian Universities, the offer has been lowered to 130 Billion, a move that caused ASUU officials to reject the proposal again for the second time.

According to Benue State Governor Gabriel Suswam who is the Chairman of the Universities Needs Implementation Committee, ASUU should call off its strike based on the N30 billion earned allowances offer and another N100 billion promised injection into the infrastructures in the 61 public universities.- He said this to State House correspondents on Tuesday August 20, 2013.

Nigeria’s Federal Government on Tuesday asked the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU to reconsider its rejection of the N130 billion deal it offered it yesterday to call off the national strike that has grounded activities in public in universities across the country for over a month now.

Negotiation between the Federal Government team, led by Governor Gabriel Suswam of Benue State and the University lecturers broke down yesterday after government insisted on the offer of N30 billion for the earned allowances.

The Government had insisted that it was the responsibility of the Governing Council of the Universities to pay the earned allowances.

The offer however was a far cry from the N87 billion the teachers are asking as the cumulated earned allowances of staff based on the agreements reached with the Federal Government in 2009 and ASUU wasted no time in rejecting the offer.

The Governor added that the federal government will meet the universities’ councils and vice chancellors later in the week to brief them on government decisions and to also certify those that are really entitled to be paid from the N30 billion to be released for the earned allowances.

When Will ASUU Call Off Strike In Nigeria

This negotiation seems to be going no where.

So when willl ASUU call off strike?

Most Nigerian university students are tired of staying at home.

73 thoughts on “ASUU Must Call Off Strike Over N130 Billion FG Proposal “This Strike’ll Be Suspended” – Benue Governor

  1. First, i must say that the Government in general are not doing well for nigeria especially when it comes to education.
    Secondly, i see no fault in the onging facts strike by Asuu. The so called FG made an agreement with the union years ago and what suprise me is that they are refusing to honour it. First the minister of finance said that there was no fund, and now they are offering a token of 30billion for unsettled arrears instead of 86. And this so called FG, share millions and millions of naira each Day on irrelevant maters like sitings in meetings that we are not beneficting. The government should look at the educational sector as a pride of the nation and as such this sector should be taken with all seriousness even if it means taking a loan for the world bank or from our excess crude account. As for the Suswan led commitee, we are praying for you people sothat guide you and give you the strength and wisdom to hasthen with the negiotions. As for Asuu, i know you are fighting for what rightful belongs to you, but the effects of the strike on the students are greater than what you are fighting for, base on my own point of view, i think if the federal government can settle atleast 70% of your demands, then call off the strike. Are you aware that some student died as a result of traveling home as a result of the strike, just to mention only but few. I wish you all goodluck

  2. They are not confortable with minitants and bokoharam activities let alone when the entire youth of the federation will move into action.

  3. Plz fg, see reasons with asuu nd put to an end to dis ungodly behavior. Its obviours dt u dont tink of tomorrow

  4. My Gosh..Dont you guyz read… The 400bill is for 4yrs … Instead of we to be grateful that Atleast Jonathan is trying to resolve the situation.. I realy dont know why asuu is forming badoo… Some Lecturers do not even do their jobs well yet they want more pay.. . May God help this country and the citizens

  5. I kno it pretty sad cox staying @ home is so boring but we nid 2 take hrt, good things neva comes easy let us learn 2 endure 4 de future is beta dan de present. It wl be bad on our part to rise up against ASUU wen der are fighting to rescue and reedem us n our children to come! ASUU pls don’t giv up our public Unis are nt up 2standard compared wit other Unis in de world. Stick 2 ur word n let ur YES means YES n ur NO NO

  6. Great Nigeria students! our prayer matter most even 4 bot parties. an idle hand is a devil’s workshop, many student has 4gotten their matric number. FG and ASUU fear GOD, stop playin wit d future of 2morrow.

  7. Allah save us and shame those that dont like the progress of Nigerian common man. You use our money to take your children across the border and still envy our access to the education you dont want for your children. Allah ya isa.

  8. 1 cancer dat may be hard to cure from a 9jarn is negetivity. instead of fervently praying for God’s intervention on dis demonic issue – strike – all we do is to insult, mhmm, e no gud oo… God I ax dat u arrest every evil dat is hindering our accademic progress in Jesus Name. Amen!

  9. My brothers n sisters, my follow students. Wat is writen is writen, wat must be must be. That which bears our names must com to us. Wat eva FG/ASUU lik let dem do. Pls pertient. JOHOVAH has his will for us. Abeg smile it off!

  10. IT IS QUIET UNFORTUNATE,DISGRACEFUL,DISRESPECTFUL & DISGUISTING 4 OUR COUNTRY 9JA 2 HAV SUCH AN ILLITERATE(MR. JONA) WHO DOESN’T KNOW D VALUE OF KNOWLEDGE. MAY ALMIGHTY ALLAH DELIVER US…

  11. d effect of dis strike is becoming much devastating as even anticipated! Boiz don occupy all d sharp sharp jobs wey dey and plenty never stil get…..idle mind…..devils workshop. We MAKURDIAN re abt 2 react negatively to d situation….haba!

  12. no retret no sorrener, thanks assu govr body are d most harthless piple on earth, dey no wat our generation is 2 be come but dey are only ressiting d deal, bcus dey no we are d leader of 2morow, but wit God by our side we wuld be victorios, still am saying assu shuld never give up on till d deal is puting in 2 conssidration, Gud Lock Assu.

  13. i hope wen dis problem hs been resolved, it won’t repeat itself again. FG n ASUU should settle dis case amicably bcos temptation is all arround d corner; in fact, am tired of staying at home. Yes and yes for both parties case dismissed.

  14. asuu mey not call off the strike till federal goverment deminde the money pls ineed federal goverment to deminded the money so that we need to gaback on our nomal business. Im ahmed umar jaja from abubakar tafabalewa univisity bauchi

  15. Great nigerian students! There is no nid beatin about d bush cos both d fg nd asuu are nt ready 2 listen,as we knw dat deir kids are nt here in 9ija so i urge evry 1 of us to luk 4 somthin doin nd assume d strike wnt end, den beliv u me dat dey wil get tired nd call off d strike by dat tym u wil be de 1 to urge asuu 2 continue dat u hv got somthin doing. Its well,we ar in Nigeria anyhw we must survive.

  16. This is becoming too unbearable…rily,most of us in state schools pay close to or evev more than 60000 naira and wid all dis money we r stil mandated to stay at home…this is unfairrr….we r tired!..

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