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ASUU Strike 2013 To Be Called Off: President Jonathan Approves N400Billion To End Strike

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ASUU Strike 2013 To Be Called Off: President Jonathan Approves N400Billion To End Strike

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August 20, 2013 – ASUU Strike 2013 To Be Called Off: President Jonathan Approves N400Billion To End Strike

The latest news update on ASUU strike in Nigeria as of today August 20, 2013 is that President Jonathan has approved a total sum of 400 billion naira for the infrastructural development of Nigerian universities.

The end of this long ASUU strike is very near as the document was made available yesterday at the meeting of the presidential committee on implementation of the NEEDS assessment in the universities with the leaders of the four university-based unions – the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU), the Non-Academic Staff Union of Educational and Associated Institutions (NASU), the National Association of Academic Technologists (NAAT) and the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).

The President of SSANU, Samson Ugwoke, made the revelation while addressing his union members at the SSANU National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting held at the weekend at the University of Abuja.

Ugwoke, briefing the SSANU members on the activities of the NEEDS assesment implementation committee, led by Benue State Governor, Gabriel Suswam. He noted that the fund was different from the N100 billion Governor Suswam had raised from donor agencies and big companies to tackle the problems of Nigerian universities in 2013.

The labour leader said: “Let me give you a tip on what the NEEDS assessment committee is doing. The president has approved that within the next four years; N400 billion would be expended in infrastructural development of Nigerian universities, to transform the universities to international standard.

“N100 billion has already been raised by Suswam committee out of which 61 universities have been pencilled down, as contained in the NEEDS assessement committee. The N100 billion is expected to address needs of the universities in the areas which include re-furbishing and renovation of lecture theatres and lecture halls, re-furbishing and renovation of laboratories/libraries and the renovation of hostels.

“The second category is building of new hostels of international standard, self-contained rooms, the latest model in the world. That is the standard to be built in every university, and also the state-of-the-art laboratories as well as classrooms, lecture theatres and the halls.”

Ugwoke pointed out that the money had been shared and out of the N100 billion, N96 billion had been sent to universities.

He added: “The committee is meeting again on Monday, and by Monday (today), the document will be out. This time around, it is not only by giving university money, but it will be monitored to ensure that the money is used to transform the universities, to bail universities out of the present situation and developed to an international recognized university standard.”



  1. bezo

    August 20, 2013 at 11:19 AM

    What is happening! is ngozi iweala lieing? she said 96b is too big for nigeria to pay Asuu, and Asuu also said they told FG to pay 87b, goodluck release 400b! Were Goodluck 4 come see 400b wen e be say 96b is too big! Where we dey go 4 dis country, abeg 2015 na Buhari go win, make PDP get out from there

  2. ola

    August 20, 2013 at 11:20 AM

    Yes ooo @ Elvis
    I just own a blog too hope you will enjoy it like naija gist

  3. Temmy

    August 20, 2013 at 11:22 AM

    Pls, we nid 2 go back 2 scul oo. Pls put us in2 consideratn n al ur budget

  4. Don

    August 20, 2013 at 11:31 AM

    dis money go still enter one person account.

  5. Arinze

    August 20, 2013 at 11:48 AM

    i think we all have to give the man chance to make up his mind

  6. Rukky

    August 20, 2013 at 11:52 AM

    I hope this is true and not one of their normal lies…The president had better make this right…and mornitor it as well so the money doesn’t enter voice mail again…

  7. TAIWO

    August 20, 2013 at 11:53 AM

    Hmmm, this country sha.

  8. Nancy

    August 20, 2013 at 11:59 AM

    I really hope this is a true story, well God bless him (Mr president)

  9. Brite4ever

    August 20, 2013 at 12:08 PM

    De also need to do smtin abt our fees

  10. General

    August 20, 2013 at 12:19 PM

    Goodluck jonny..u just av to let guyz nd babes go bk 2 schl coz rate of pregnancy nd fatness’s too much from people..please help us as this’s ur last living chance as 9ija point 1 man..

  11. emakec6

    August 20, 2013 at 12:22 PM

    I pray so…

  12. Solomon

    August 20, 2013 at 12:23 PM

    Let mr. Pre declare our resumption nao wats it waiting 4, asuu god we cause u ppl al if we dnt resum ds wek cos am unhapi wt ds situation nw…..

  13. emakec6

    August 20, 2013 at 12:23 PM

    I know that one day God wil take chrage!

  14. Ugochukwu

    August 20, 2013 at 12:31 PM

    God bless you sir, you tried not all presidents can willingnly give such sum to schools

  15. Nkeiru

    August 20, 2013 at 12:42 PM

    A mere prblm within ur own self keeps u awake all night. Hw much mor d whole of naija’s prblm? I giv GEJ som credits

  16. Rock

    August 20, 2013 at 12:58 PM

    Welcome to Asuu strike 2013. In our next ASUU STRIKE which will come up in 2014. U shall learn more about our rotten education

  17. Jummy

    August 20, 2013 at 1:07 PM

    I dnt knw how long tz gonna tak our leaderz 2 decide our progress,i dnt why a 4 year course will take 6 years

  18. Bukola

    August 20, 2013 at 1:19 PM

    President Goodluck Jonathan please help us decide fast,we are tired of sitting at home.

  19. Manuwa

    August 20, 2013 at 1:32 PM

    Asuu chairman is boko haram da man does nt knw d use of education after all d money da have given he does nt want to call of d strike i knw his planz. God wil expose them

  20. Baban yaya

    August 20, 2013 at 2:08 PM

    What we xpect is nothing but gud news, if nt hmm.

  21. salele

    August 20, 2013 at 2:18 PM

    my brothers and sisters i think mr. President and his subordinate are tring to to tackle the issues behind the ASUU strike what we should do is just a prayer so that the strike to be called off, irresponsible comments is not a solution. Thanks.

  22. Okafor Michael (MIACO)

    August 20, 2013 at 2:36 PM

    It means that there’l be another long ‘vacation’ strike. Since it took some months of strike reach the agreement during Yar’dua’s regim and it’s taking an indefinit ‘online’ strike for approval of fund by Jonathan, the release of fund wont be difrnt.

  23. austine ibi

    August 20, 2013 at 3:17 PM

    presidnt goodluk is d best presidnt eva in nigeria.he was a lectura,and he knws many things in d educational sector more than wl b so stupid 4 anyone to blame the f.g 4 asuu strike.lets join hands together to build a beta nigeria and criticize rationaly.

  24. Jonathan christopher

    August 20, 2013 at 3:28 PM

    what will he do with out some idiots,fools criticizing him?instead of ppl to comment good tins abt him for at list taking care of that issue maybe permanently,if I’m mistaken for the first time. some ungreatdull elements are there in insulting there father one after the other. this country needs to change,if your acting and talking like this……who will change?cos they call it democracy,they did not say you should insult your head of state……pls think before you talk and put ur self in trouble.

  25. Chris

    August 20, 2013 at 3:58 PM

    All of una crazy, U tin say e eazy 2 b presdnt abi, Una d crazy again abeg!

  26. Edenkwo Small

    August 20, 2013 at 5:19 PM

    They thought Mr.President would ignore the education sector so they can use it as a point of criticism, but no, he responded positively like no other President has ever done…N400billion no be small thing o! kudos to Bros.J

  27. Uche onyejekwe

    August 20, 2013 at 5:27 PM

    Well i am impress for now because i could remember in 2009 when smillar promises made and yet nothing show for it,and they(asuu) called off the strike under pressure,pls mr president let reverse or repeat not be case thanks

  28. Sunday Afolabi

    August 20, 2013 at 5:28 PM

    There was a man and his son on a journey with his donkey. As they were walking along the road with the donkey people saw them and said ”this man is a munmun” he and his child are trecking on foot why the beast is moving along with them. The man quikly placed the boy on the beast and he was moving on his feet. Again, they met another people and they said baba ode your boy is saddling and you are trecking. Immediately he also mounted the beast to join his son both were going saddling and, they met people again who said ooh! do you want to kill the donkey you this wicked man why would you and your son be on the beast. Then, finally the man with his son carried the donkey on their head saying irrespective of anybody might say he was not going to change his decision. Then another sett of people saw them and started saying these man and his son are insane but, when they wanted to cross a river with the donkey on their head they fell into the river and the donkey was drowned. Now, the man said, what will I do to satisfy you people…..! This is anecdote is related to Nigeria’s present situation. So people please give Jonathan chance to perform….!

  29. ukeje victoria

    August 20, 2013 at 5:49 PM

    Hmmmmmmmmmm; It is beter said than done; I just pray the asuu president approve the fund and let’s go back to school.

  30. Ades Joe

    August 20, 2013 at 6:15 PM

    Anyway we thank mr president for his intervention on the strike, but we need action not story. We are tired of hearing soon, soon……..

  31. Igyan

    August 20, 2013 at 7:18 PM

    Thank God. He make things beautiful at his own time…

  32. omoyeni comfort

    August 20, 2013 at 7:34 PM

    llI can imagine hw our education sector is like dis, Mr president abeg do quick tins are gettin out of hand

  33. Patience prayer

    August 20, 2013 at 7:53 PM

    I tnk God 4 dis goodnews and he shuld make Jonathan 2 keep 2 this promise and never 2 fail us becos I rely want 2 go back 2 school.

  34. avankelz

    August 20, 2013 at 8:00 PM

    so far so good,l humbly grit u mr presidnt,we d citizen of dis contry hav hrd ol u said;tnx 4 ol ur efort 2 reviv our nigerian univerties but i sugest dat a comitee b setup 2 monitor d mismanagemnt of university fundz.once again tnk u mr presidnt 4 enthusiasm in d uplifmnt of our nigerian universities 2 internatnal stndrd.

  35. cynthia

    August 21, 2013 at 5:51 AM

    i hope d promise is real this time…pls ur excellency and asuu release us ooo

  36. ritzybaby

    August 21, 2013 at 4:20 PM

    @ghali u dey craze, it s becos u c work do na e mk u dey vommit dt nonsense for your mouth, u no well@ all, anyways, i trust 9ja ppl, no b 9ja we dey again? Dos lecturers r desperately lookn 4dt money cos d wanna push part into deir pocket for deir personal projects, part of d money no go enta educational sector, dem go embezzel d money anyhw carri some chop..if d r nt desperate y cnt d understand with fed Govt n let dem meet to their demand so easily? Wat apen to d high rate of skul fees in our diff universities? Were as it fly 2? Let dem call us bck soon n let fed govt gv this ppl money afta all d bible says give to cesar wat belong to cesar n to God wat belong to God

    • seun

      August 21, 2013 at 10:38 PM

      @ritzybaby… You reason like me. Do mind them

  37. jacinta

    August 23, 2013 at 11:23 AM

    if FG and ASSU has reached an agreement, then y r we still at home . let them call the strike off.

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