The Noble Youths Mass Support Association of Abuja has asked the Academic Staff Union of Universities to follow the National Industrial Court of Nigeria in Abuja’s order to resume work on Wednesday.
When talking to the News Agency of Nigeria in Gwagwalada, Abuja, Mr. Godwin Onmonya, who is the National Coordinator of the group, made the request.
He stated that the strike had harmful effects on students.
The union’s president, Mr. Emmanuel Osodeke, started a statewide strike on February 14 to get what they wanted. They made it clear that they would keep doing this until their goals were met.
Funding for the Revitalization of Public Universities, Earned Academic Allowances, the University Transparency Accountability Solution (UTAS), and Promotion Arrears are among the lecturers’ requests.
The ASUU-FG Agreement from 2009 needs to be changed, and the Integrated Personnel Payroll Information System seems to be wrong.
As the walkout got close to its seventh month, the Federal Government was forced to file a lawsuit to end the strike and let students go back to class.
Students from the National Association of Nigerian Students blocked the entrance to Lagos International Airport and threatened to block other important roads if the government didn’t meet their demands.
At the request of the Minister of Labor and Employment and in accordance with the Federation’s Labor Laws, the court agreed to the resumption order until the main case was decided.
Mr. Luka Ayuba, a father from the Gwagwalada Area Council whose son was studying veterinary medicine at the University of Abuja, said that the strike had made his son focus on other things.
“After each episode of a strike, the children are no more focused, and they end up not graduating within the stipulated years.”
“My only pain is that the people in government are not feeling it because their own children are not in public schools but abroad or in private schools,” he said.
The ASUU Zonal Coordinator for Abuja, Dr. Salawu Lawal, had previously stated that classes would not resume in public universities until the renegotiated 2009 agreement was signed, implemented, and the University Transparency and Accountability Solution was deployed.(NAN).