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ASUU Strike: Jonathan calls for review of labour laws

By The Citizen



President Goodluck Jonathan on Sunday advocated a review of labour laws to curtail the excesses of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) and other labour unions.

The President, who made the call during a Presidential media chat in Abuja, urged the striking members of ASUU to return to work in the interest of their students and the education sector.

The President also said it was inconceivable that lecturers in state-owned universities would go on strike over issues concerning the allowances of lecturers in federal universities.

He said such a situation would not occur if well-guided and well-thought out laws were in place regulating labour union activities.

Jonathan also said that the N79 billion Earned Allowance arrears, which was the major reason for the ASUU strike, was not supposed to be paid from the federation account.

According to the President, earned allowances ought to be paid from the Internally Generated Revenue of the universities, if a good labour law is in place.

Jonathan called on the striking ASUU to reconsider its stand by accepting government offer, and call its members back to the classrooms.

The President reiterated the commitment of his administration to adequately fund the universities and provide the necessary infrastructure to aid the education sector

Jonathan said that the PDP-led administration had done quite well, despite all the odds and challenges

According to him, Nigeria is better off in the past years of the PDP-led government with improved standard of living, building of more federal universities, improved telecommunication, railways and roads.

The President assured that with the commitment of his administration to the privatisation of the power sector, electricity supply would become stable by the end of the first quarter of 2014. (NAN)



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Concerned citizen | 9/30/2013 7:02:00 AM
Has the President considered how much each senator takes home in a month for doing nothing to Nigeria? Has he also considered the implication of generating internal funds in the schools from students? Do the senators generate the billions they share by themselves? lets tell ourselves some truth.
Mr Amazement | 9/30/2013 8:18:00 AM
U guys shud stop comparing ur salary 2dat of politians (stop being greedy ok), if u guys ( greedy lecturers) wana b as wealthy as senetors den resign frm lecturing job n join politics.
noblesegs | 10/3/2013 4:39:00 PM
mr president should use silion chip to scan his conscience.
niaja is totally different from the primitive era. now is self-intrest. see the money belong to the country and not the mr president. please mr president do the needful.
ODEKU ADEOLA | 12/3/2013 11:14:00 PM
If i may ask,which aspect of the universities suppose to go on strike,because the president said,its federal and the state ought not to join ,whether state or federal,none of them ought to go on strike if proper actions are taken.The government should please do something about this strike issue because that is what i am concern about.The administrator should please agree on this law,if this is accepted and put into effect there would be real changes in Nigeria and everything will be going on orderly for the benefit of we student and those lecturing us.
ODEKU ADEOLA | 12/3/2013 11:14:00 PM
If i may ask,which aspect of the universities suppose to go on strike,because the president said,its federal and the state ought not to join ,whether state or federal,none of them ought to go on strike if proper actions are taken.The government should please do something about this strike issue because that is what i am concern about.The administrator should please agree on this law,if this is accepted and put into effect there would be real changes in Nigeria and everything will be going on orderly for the benefit of we student and those lecturing us.
ODEKU ADEOLA | 12/3/2013 11:14:00 PM
If i may ask,which aspect of the universities suppose to go on strike,because the president said,its federal and the state ought not to join ,whether state or federal,none of them ought to go on strike if proper actions are taken.The government should please do something about this strike issue because that is what i am concern about.The administrator should please agree on this law,if this is accepted and put into effect there would be real changes in Nigeria and everything will be going on orderly for the benefit of we student and those lecturing us.
ODEKU ADEOLA | 12/3/2013 11:14:00 PM
If i may ask,which aspect of the universities suppose to go on strike,because the president said,its federal and the state ought not to join ,whether state or federal,none of them ought to go on strike if proper actions are taken.The government should please do something about this strike issue because that is what i am concern about.The administrator should please agree on this law,if this is accepted and put into effect there would be real changes in Nigeria and everything will be going on orderly for the benefit of we student and those lecturing us.
ODEKU ADEOLA | 12/3/2013 11:14:00 PM
If i may ask,which aspect of the universities suppose to go on strike,because the president said,its federal and the state ought not to join ,whether state or federal,none of them ought to go on strike if proper actions are taken.The government should please do something about this strike issue because that is what i am concern about.The administrator should please agree on this law,if this is accepted and put into effect there would be real changes in Nigeria and everything will be going on orderly for the benefit of we student and those lecturing us.
ODEKU ADEOLA | 12/3/2013 11:14:00 PM
If i may ask,which aspect of the universities suppose to go on strike,because the president said,its federal and the state ought not to join ,whether state or federal,none of them ought to go on strike if proper actions are taken.The government should please do something about this strike issue because that is what i am concern about.The administrator should please agree on this law,if this is accepted and put into effect there would be real changes in Nigeria and everything will be going on orderly for the benefit of we student and those lecturing us.
ODEKU ADEOLA | 12/3/2013 11:14:00 PM
If i may ask,which aspect of the universities suppose to go on strike,because the president said,its federal and the state ought not to join ,whether state or federal,none of them ought to go on strike if proper actions are taken.The government should please do something about this strike issue because that is what i am concern about.The administrator should please agree on this law,if this is accepted and put into effect there would be real changes in Nigeria and everything will be going on orderly for the benefit of we student and those lecturing us.
ODEKU ADEOLA | 12/3/2013 11:14:00 PM
If i may ask,which aspect of the universities suppose to go on strike,because the president said,its federal and the state ought not to join ,whether state or federal,none of them ought to go on strike if proper actions are taken.The government should please do something about this strike issue because that is what i am concern about.The administrator should please agree on this law,if this is accepted and put into effect there would be real changes in Nigeria and everything will be going on orderly for the benefit of we student and those lecturing us.
ODEKU ADEOLA | 12/3/2013 11:14:00 PM
If i may ask,which aspect of the universities suppose to go on strike,because the president said,its federal and the state ought not to join ,whether state or federal,none of them ought to go on strike if proper actions are taken.The government should please do something about this strike issue because that is what i am concern about.The administrator should please agree on this law,if this is accepted and put into effect there would be real changes in Nigeria and everything will be going on orderly for the benefit of we student and those lecturing us.
ODEKU ADEOLA | 12/3/2013 11:14:00 PM
If i may ask,which aspect of the universities suppose to go on strike,because the president said,its federal and the state ought not to join ,whether state or federal,none of them ought to go on strike if proper actions are taken.The government should please do something about this strike issue because that is what i am concern about.The administrator should please agree on this law,if this is accepted and put into effect there would be real changes in Nigeria and everything will be going on orderly for the benefit of we student and those lecturing us.
ODEKU ADEOLA | 12/3/2013 11:14:00 PM
If i may ask,which aspect of the universities suppose to go on strike,because the president said,its federal and the state ought not to join ,whether state or federal,none of them ought to go on strike if proper actions are taken.The government should please do something about this strike issue because that is what i am concern about.The administrator should please agree on this law,if this is accepted and put into effect there would be real changes in Nigeria and everything will be going on orderly for the benefit of we student and those lecturing us.