ASUU protest, reiterate call for implementation of agreements with FG

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has reiterated its call on the Federal Government to implement the nine demands presented to it by the Union.

The call was made by the University of Jos branch of the Union during a peaceful protest in Jos the State Capital on Tuesday.

Presenting their letter of demands to the Vice Chancellor of the University, Chairperson of ASUU University of Jos branch, Dr Jurbe Molwus, decried the inability of the government to fulfil the agreements reached with the Union over the years.

He called on the government to implement the agreement for the development of education in the country.

Molwus, who was represented by the branch’s Vice Chairperson, Prof. Kiri Jaryum, said, “We are calling on the government to immediately pay all Earned Academic Allowances of our members, which was captured in the 2023 budget.

“We demand the immediate release of the Revitalisation Fund which was also captured in the 2023 budget.

“We demand for immediate payment of unpaid salaries of various months of our members, who were excluded or omitted from the payroll of the IPPIS.

“We demand for the immediate payment of the balance of our three and a half months withheld salaries.

“We demand payment of arrears and Responsibility Allowance to our entitled members.

“We call for a return to the renegotiation table to implement the Mimi Briggs report.

“We demand the immediate removal of ASUU from IPPIS as directed by the Federal Executive Council since October 2023”, he maintained.

“We call for the reinstatement of the Governing Councils of public universities that were illegally removed by the Bola Tinubu-led government, in particular, those whose tenure has not elapsed; they are free to constitute those who have exhausted their tenure”.

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The Union further called on the government to check the proliferation of universities in the country.

Responding, the Vice Chancellor of the University, Prof Tanko Ishaya, thanked ASUU for the peaceful way they have conducted the protest.

“I can assure you that this letter that you have brought with these nine demands for onward transmission to the federal government, will be transmitted verbatim”, he assured.

Meanwhile, the SUG President, University of Jos chapter, Comrade Sambo Nancwat Peter, who led some students to protest alongside ASUU, said as a student union, they had to support ASUU because their demands remained.

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