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ASUU says the 2009 agreement is been Renegotiated at advanced stage.

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The Academic Staff Union of Universities has announced that the renegotiation of the 2009 agreement between the Federal Government and the union is nearing completion.

ASUU says the 2009 agreement is been Renegotiated at advanced stage.

ASUU says the 2009 agreement is been Renegotiated at advanced stage.

The union urged its members to stay focused until the end of the “fight.”

The union announced this in a memo titled “Strike bulletin number 6,” which was signed by its National President, Prof Emmanuel Osodeke, and distributed to all union branches.

On Sunday, our correspondent obtained a copy of the memo.

In the memo, Osodeke stated that the union had five meetings with Federal Government representatives, including two with the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu.

The memo read in part, “Our iron-cast resolve has forced the government to sit down and negotiate with us.

“We have had five meetings with the Federal Government team and two meetings with the Minister of Education.

“The renegotiation of the 2009 ASUU-FGN agreement is progressing smoothly and has reached an advanced stage. However, we must remain focused to the end of this struggle.


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“The University Transparency and Accountability Solution has been tested for the third time. So far, the National Information Technology Development Agency has tested UTAS and University Peculiar Personnel and Payroll System, and will start testing the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System by next week. We are undeterred by the antics of some government officials in this respect.

“It is clear that hunger, misinformation, distortion of facts, intimidation and other sundry acts of arm-twisting have failed to break our resolve to date; they should not break us now.

“Ignore fake news and divisive information emanating from social media and a section of the press. If in doubt over any issue, contact your chairperson for correct information.

“We are at the threshold of victory. Let us keep faith with the union. A people united can never be defeated.”

Schools have been closed for no less than 13 months under the President’s regime, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd).

Education rights organizations such as Reform Education Nigeria and Education Rights Campaign have called for an increase in tertiary education funding in the country.

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