We’re Only Asking FG for Implementation of Agreement -ASUU


The Yola Zone of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has decried the approach which the federal government is deploying to run Nigerian universities.

The union vows to take drastic action, saying they are not asking for anything but implementation of the agreement reached with the federal government.

ASUU Yola zone consists of Adamawa State University (ADSU), Federal University Gashua (FUGA), Modibbo Adama University (MAU), Taraba State University (TSU), University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID) and Yobe State University (YSU).

The union in a press briefing in Yola, also condemned the failure of the federal government to fulfill the agreements, adding that the situation is killing the country’s university system.

The press briefing by Dr El-Maude Gambo on behalf of the Zonal Co-ordinator Prof. Dani Mammam, said Yola Zone noted with grave concern how the federal government circumvents agreements with impunity, adding that the situation is a minus for Nigerian education.

He said, “the main driver for the eight months strike action in 2022 was to compel the FGN to implement the Memorandum of Action (MoA) of 7th February, 2019, the Union is not asking for anything new but implementation of the Agreement.

“The MoA duly signed by both FGN and ASUU contains few issues amongst which include Revitalization fund for public universities, Renegotiation of the 2009 Agreement, Earned Academic Allowances and proliferation of state universities and governance issues in them. Remember, all these issues have timelines attached to them as promised by the FGN but all to no avail, most of these times have elapsed and there is nothing to show for it.”

By Shafi’u Saleh