Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, has requested that the Federal Government discharge N50 billion to exhibit its responsibility to the revitalisation of state funded colleges, in accordance with past concurrences with their association.
The striking instructors gave this as a condition for canceling its strike, which started November 4 a year ago. The N50 billion, the association stated, will shape the primary tranche of the N220 billion government concurred for the undertaking this year and add to the N20 billion prior discharged for the year. The President of ASUU, Prof.
Biodun Ogunyemi, who unveiled this in a meeting with Premium Times on Wednesday night, said the association was not requesting that the administration discharge the entire N220 billion on the double. ASUU called the present strike to press for enhanced financing of colleges and execution of past concurrences with the administration.
The association is additionally requesting execution of the 2009 FGN/ASUU assentions, Memorandum of Understanding (MoU; 2012 and 2013) and Memorandum of Action (MoA, 2017) and the truncation of the renegotiation of the association’s assentions.
The association approached the administration to discharge assets for the revitalisation of state funded colleges, in light of the FGN-ASUU MoU of 2012, 2013 and the MoA of 2017. The instructors are likewise furious over the disappointment of the legislature to discharge operational permit to the Nigerian University Employees Pension Company, NUPEMCO.
In any case, a noteworthy issue hauling the transactions is the revitalisation of the colleges. At present, the legislature is yet to discharge the N1.1 trillion it consented to discharge as a component of the assets for the revitalisation venture.
The 2013 MoU stipulated that state funded colleges require N1.3 trillion for a humble revitalisation. The reserve was to be discharged in tranches of N200billion in 2013, N220billion 2014, N220billion 2015, 220billion in 2016, N220billion in 2017 and N220billion in 2018.