ASUU Strike: Union insists on implementation of renegotiated 2009 agreement


The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) says there will be no resumption in public universities until a renegotiated 2009 agreement is signed, implemented and the University Transparency and Accountability Solution (UTAS) deployed.

The ASUU Abuja Zonal Coordinator, Salawu Lawal, made this known during a press conference at the University of Abuja in Gwagwalada on Monday.

“The summary is that unless and until the renegotiated 2009 agreement is signed and implemented and UTAS deployed, there will be no work in public universities,” he said.

Mr Lawal said the members are ready to return to their duty post as soon as their demands are met by the federal government.

Recalling that the union declared a warning strike on February 14, and extended it by eight weeks, he said the government has since ignored the union without fulfilling its demands.

“As usual, the federal government has ignored ASUU’s call for full implementation of that famous agreement and other memoranda signed with the union.

“No meeting has been held between the two parties since the commencement of the ongoing strike. The only exception is our union’s re-submission of UTAS for a retest,” he said.

The zone comprises Federal University of Lafia, Federal University of Technology Minna, Nasarawa State University, Keffi, Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University, Lapai, and the University of Abuja.