Welcome to HausaToday compilation of the latest news on the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) strike for today, 22nd July 2022.
HausaToday reports that universities lecturers have been on strike since February 14, 2022 over unresolved issues with the federal government.
The federal government of Nigeria has appealed to the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to call off its strike and return to the classroom.
The Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu made the appeal on Thursday in Abuja during the 2022 policy meeting on admissions to tertiary institutions in Nigeria.
Adamu appealed to ASUU and all other labour unions in the public tertiary institutions to consider the future of the students and allow dialogue to be fruitful.
He stated that the government is yearning for a stable academic calendar but needs the cooperation of the unions to make it work.
The Minister of Labour and Productivity, Chris Ngige says the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) has no justification for its planned nationwide protest.
According to Ngige who spoke to journalists on Wednesday, the planned protest is against international labour practices.
HausaToday recalls the NLC had announced a two-day nationwide protest scheduled for July 26 and 27 in solidarity with the strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) which has been on since February 14 of this year.
However, Ngige said it is wrong for any such protest to take place while negotiations are still going on, adding that he’ll be surprised if the NLC leadership goes ahead with the planned protest.
The Nigeria Labour Congress in Adamawa State says it’s set for a 2-day nationwide solidarity protest with the Academic Staff Union of Universities on Tuesday and Wednesday next week as directed by the National Secretariat of NLC through a circular dated 15th July 2022.
According to the circular, the protest is aimed at pressurizing the federal government to conclude negotiations with striking University unions.
This was disclosed today by the state chairman of the union, Comrade Emmanuel Fashe after an emergency meeting held with its affiliates and executives of the National Association of Nigerian Students as well as the Students Union Government at Labour Secretariat Yola.
NLC resolved to mobilise an overwhelming number of protesters at the rally which will take to major streets across the state capital.
The meeting, presided over by the state Chairman of NLC, Comrade Emmanuel Fashe also appraised measures to be put in place so that the mega-protest would not be hijacked by miscreants.