ASUU Open To Accepting 100 Per Cent Pay Rise – Former Chair

Mary Ugwuanyi

The Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, has expressed willingness to consider the 100 percent increase in pay reportedly being proposed by the government.

The union stressed that so far, no such proposal has been made by the federal government.

Dr Nasir Fagge, former President of ASUU, disclosed this during a joint briefing by Prof. Emmanuel Osodeke, President of ASUU, at its Abuja headquarters.

Reports say the Federal Government is deliberating offering lecturers a 100 percent pay rise following the alleged 180 proposals made by the renegotiation committee led by Nimi Briggs.

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Fagge said: “We have negotiated with a duly mandated committee that is appointed by government and we have reached draft agreement.

“We are waiting for this committee to get the final nod of Federal Government to come and sign off this agreement and commence implementation.

“However, the 100 percent pay rise proposal is not before us. If it has this proposal it knows the channels through which it will forward it to us and at that point we will look at it and decide appropriately.

“We started this process in 2017 when there was a problem with the Wale Babalakin committee. Government itself removed him and replaced him with another (Prof Jubril Munzali committee). We reached an agreement but the government said it had a problem with that agreement. They reconstituted the committee again led by Nimi Briggs and we have concluded this system. All we are waiting for is the final consultation with those that gave the two parties the mandate to negotiate.

“Once that final consultation is concluded if the draft agreement is okay for the two principals these two principals will give the go-ahead for the signing of the agreement.”

Source: The Nation

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