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We will no longer rely on FGs lies says ASUUThe Academic Staff Union of Universities has said that they will not rely on the lies of the Federal government as they are set to meet on Saturday to decide on whether to embark on strike.

Jamilu Shehu, The Union’s Zonal Coordinator in charge of sokoto zone, disclosed in Kastina on Wednesday at a press conference.

ASUU Sokoto Zone comprises of five institutions, including Umaru Musa Yar’Adua University, Katsina, Kebbi State university of Science and Technology, Aliero, Sokoto State University, Sokoto and Federal University Dutsinma.

The ASUU scribe warned the Federal Government not to drag the nation’s Educational sector to dark days of strike action, by urgently implementing the December 23,2020 Memorandum of action reached with the union.

He declared, “We are hence, calling for all the concerned parties to urgently address this issues in line with the spirit, letters of December 2020 MOA and the intervention of the speaker, House of Representatives, and others, or risk industrial action.

“The union hereby call on the patriotic Nigerians to prevail on the government to return to path of honour by concluding the MOA it agreed to implement.

“Both the federal and state government should be impressed upon to accord the educational sector the attention it deserves because that is the only, and of course surest way, that we can truly develop as a nation.”

ASUU threatens to embark on strikeShehu recalled that the union had embarked on an indefinite strike on the 9th of march 2020, over government’s failure to address the outstanding issues in the ASUU/FGN MoA of February 7th 2020.

The strike was suspended following the agreement reached by both parties on December 22, 2020, which led to the signing of a new MoA.

Despite the gentleman agreement, there are still issues yet to be addressed which includes Lack of full implementation of funding for the revitalisation of public universities and payment of mainstreaming of Earned Academic Allowances (EAA).

Others are the implementation of University Transparency and Accountability Solution (UTAS), and inconsistencies in salary payment with the Integrated Personnel Payroll System ( IPPIS).

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