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Reps urge presidency to implement agreements with ASUU, NASU

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The House of Representatives has urged the Presidency to fully implement all agreements signed by the Federal Government and Academic Staff Unions of Universities and Non-Academic Staff Unions.

This resolution was made following the adoption of a motion sponsored by Hon. Abubakar Fulata, who sought the House’s intervention to prevent future shutdowns of federal tertiary institutions across the country.

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Hon. Fulata emphasized the crucial role of education in national development, stating, “education is the hub of the socio-economic, political, and technological development of every nation.” He expressed concern over the continuous disruption of academic activities due to disagreements and non-implementation of agreements, especially the 2009 agreement.

The House highlighted the adverse effects of strike actions on academic calendars, timely completion of programs, and the proliferation of social vices. They acknowledged the genuine demands of the unions, emphasizing the need for infrastructural development, adequate remuneration, and conducive working environments.

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To address these challenges, the House urged President Bola Tinubu to direct relevant government agencies to engage in genuine negotiations with the unions and implement agreements promptly.

They also called for the full payment of dues owed to the unions and emphasized the importance of fair treatment to avoid further disruptions.

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Furthermore, joint House Committees were mandated to ensure compliance with these directives.

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