By Amaka Akachukwu
The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has given three conditions to be tabled before the President today. If the terms are accepted and met by the Federal Government, the union will call off its four month-old strike.
ASUU President Dr. Nasir Issa Faggae and other union leaders were expected to be in Abuja last night for a meeting which is supposed to hold with the president today. According to a source, who was part of the ASUU meeting which held on Saturday night at Mambayya House in Kano the conditions are:
Commitment from the President that any review or reconsideration or renegotiation of the 2009 agreement will not substantially affect the pact which is the cause of the ongoing strike;
Immediate payment of all outstanding salary arrears and allowances of varsity teachers and;
A written commitment from the President that the Federal Government will commit N225billion annually to the funding of universities for the next four years
It became imperative for ASUU to make these demands, as it became obvious that the FG wanted the 2009 Agreement to be negotiated. If ASUU had accepted to renegotiate the entire Agreement, it means there will be no basis for the ongoing strike.