Don’t blame FG for ASUU strike – Minister of Education 


The Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu said Nigerians should not blame the Federal Government for the ongoing strike action by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), noting that Buhari has done all within his powers to meet the offer of the university’s union.

The minister who spoke on Channels TV Politics Today stated that Nigerians have no reason to be disappointed with the government on the issue.

The minister who was featured on Channel TV Polices today (Wednesday) said, “If Nigerians are disappointed, I think they don’t have very good reason to be disappointed with the government on this issue.

“Why should they be disappointed? Just tell me why it is the fault of the government and not that of the union. You can only blame the government if it refuses to satisfy its demands.

Adamu further said, “The agreement we reached or the position of the government that I offered is something government can pay if they say they will agree.

“There is an increase in salary for university staff, 23.5% for all categories of the workforce in Federal Universities and 35% for professors. The same applies to Polytechnics and Colleges of education. There is another 150 billion for rehabilitation and for earned allowances.

According to him, “There is also the issue of platform to be used for payment of salaries, the president is now waiting for the report of the technical committee set up to look into the three platforms. From what I have seen, the U3PS is probably the best followed by UTAS and then IPPIS. The acceptance of the IPPIS depends on the report given to the president.”


Queen Ferry
Queen Ferry
Chinyere Treasure Ikechukwu also known as Queen Ferry, is a Nigerian business Executive, social media savvy Journalist and Content Editor with over seven years experience. She serves as the Vice-Chairman of Naijatraffic Limited. If Treasure is not researching/blogging, she will be making delicious delicacy.

Popular Related

Salis advocates EDUBOND system

High Chief Owolabi Salis, a Prominent Nigerian politician, has advocated for the adoption of EDUBONDS system in financing tertiary education in Nigeria.Owolabi who is...

Senator Kingibe boosts education sector with free UTME forms 

Senator Ireti Kingibe, representing the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Abuja, has given 2000 Unified Tertiary and Matriculation Examination, UTME, forms to interested Peoples.This was issued...

Ekiti university unveils N1bn agro-tech fund

In an act to foster development in the nation, Dr Tunji Olowolafe, the Chancellor of Ekiti State University, has vowed to launch an innovation...

OSCOTECH matriculates 3,977 fresh students

About 3,977 fresh student of Osun State College of Technology, Esa Oke, Osun State have taken oath as to begin their academic training in...

JAMB releases 2024 UTME supplementary results

The results of candidates who participated in the supplementary Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, UTME, has been released by JAMB.The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board spokesperson,...

NOUN admission seekers are expected to register with JAMB 

Applicants seeking to get admitted to the National Open University of Nigeria and similar open-distance learning institutions are now mandated to register with the...

FG introduces entrepreneurial courses in polytechnics

In an act to ensure adequate development in the educational sector, the National board for Technical Education has introduced  entrepreneurial courses to address the...

UK University honours Nigerian author, Dayo

Nigerian author, Dayo Olomu was honoured with an honorary doctorate by the International University of Information Management (IUIM), London.A report gathered from the varsity...

ASUU strike has lingered for far too long – Peter Obi 

The Labour Party presidential candidate, Peter Obi, has expressed sadness over the ongoing strike action by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).Recall that ASUU has...

ASUU threatens strike over low education budget

The Academic Staff Union of Universities says the limited funding allocated to the education sector and poor remuneration could lead to nationwide strikes at...