The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has called on Nigerians to prevail on the federal government to prevent an imminent strike by fulfilling its promises.


Ayo Akinwole, ASUU chairman of the University of Ibadan (UI) chapter, spoke about the planned industrial action in Ibadan on Tuesday during an interactive session with journalists.

Akinwole, who was joined by other ASUU leadership of the institution, said the government was yet to implement the 2009 agreement which encompassed its members’ conditions of service, emoluments, and allowances.

“What has been subsisting in the universities since 2009 still remains the same. So, we have agreed, we’ve concluded negotiations with the government’s team in attendance in May, but yet to sign it into law,” he said.


“Rather than submitting it for the presidential ascent, what the government wants to do now is to set up another tripartite committee to look again into what took us four years to arrive at.

“This is unacceptable to our union and we are telling the public that government is playing with time bomb in respect to higher education and universities in general.”

Akinwole said the intervention of the national inter-religious council prevented the industrial action that could have happened in December 2021.


He also said there was no need for another crisis if the government had fulfilled its promises.

Akinwole called on the federal government to fulfill the MoA it signed in December 2020.

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