FG Makes One Bold Step To End ASUU Strike
The Federal government appears to have begun to make good it promise to put an end to the ongoing strike embarked upon by the Academic State Union of Universities (ASUU) as it has granted one of the major demands which has been causing dispute between the union and the government.
On Monday morning, the President of ASUU, Biodun Ogunyemi, said that the union received the certificate of operation for the Nigerian University Pension Management Company (NUPEMCO) from the National Pension Commission, the regulatory agency for the country’s pension companies.
The failure of the regulatory agency to approve the teachers’ union’s pension commission for operation was one of the reasons the union is on strike.
However, in a statement sent across to members of the union, Ogunyemi said ASUU received the certificate at about 11:20 a.m on Monday.
It reads; “Dear Comrade, We collected the final letter of approval of NUPEMCO operational license at about 11.20a.m in PENCOM office this morning. Profound appreciation goes to all who prepared the ground and made this possible. While congratulating all our members for this landmark achievement of the union, we also thank them for their patience. The struggle continues! Biodun Ogunyemi.”
The union president earlier told the News Agency of Nigeria that the leadership was still consulting with its members over offers made by the federal government.
Bear in mind that the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, during the weekend said that the ongoing strike may be called off in the week starting from Monday, January 28.