The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has called on President Bola Tinubu-led government to urgently sign the Nimi Briggs renegotiated draft as a sign of goodwill and assured hope for Nigeria’s public universities.

It, however, observed that the repositioning of Nigeria’s public universities for global recognition will remain a mirage without the federal government implementing the Nimi Briggs report.

“We are dismayed by the federal government’s refusal to implement the already concluded Nimi Briggs report on the renegotiation of the 2009 agreement,” it said.

The union said in Sokoto at a joint news conference on Saturday, June 22, by its Usman Danfodiyo University, Sokoto, and the Sokoto State University chapters.

The ASUU at the news conference addressed by the duo of Muhammad N. Mustapha and Saidu I. Abubakar respectively, pointed at renegotiation of the FG/ASUU 2009 agreement, withheld salary, and earned academic allowances, illegal dissolution of governing councils among other critical aspects disturbing public universities in the country.

June 23, 2024

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