ASUU Strike:Jonathan approves N400bn for infrastructural development

ASUU Strike 2013 might be coming to an end as President Goodluck Jonathan has approved N400bn for the infrastructural development of Nigerian Universities. The document would be made available in today’s meeting.

Samson Ugwoke, the President of SSANU disclosed this while addressing his union members at the SSANU National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting held at the weekend at the University of Abuja.

Samson said the money is different from the N100 billion Governor Suswan had raised from donor agencies and big companies to tackle the problems of Nigerian Universities in 2013.

The labour leader said: “Let me give you a tip on what the NEEDS assessment committee is doing. The president has approved that within the next four years; N400 billion would be expended in infrastructural development of Nigerian universities, to transform the universities to international standard.

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“N100 billion has already been raised by Suswam committee out of which 61 universities have been pencilled down, as contained in the NEEDS assessement committee. The N100 billion is expected to address needs of the universities in the areas which include re-furbishing and renovation of lecture theatres and lecture halls, re-furbishing and renovation of laboratories/libraries and the renovation of hostels.

“The second category is building of new hostels of international standard, self-contained rooms, the latest model in the world. That is the standard to be built in every university, and also the state-of-the-art laboratories as well as classrooms, lecture theatres and the halls.”

Ugwoke pointed out that the money had been shared and out of the N100 billion, N96 billion had been sent to universities.

He added: “The committee is meeting again on Monday, and by Monday (today), the document will be out. This time around, it is not only by giving university money, but it will be monitored to ensure that the money is used to transform the universities, to bail universities out of the present situation and developed to an international recognized university standard.”

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14 Responses

  1. Government is trying for asuu a bit, so asuu shld consider economy.

  2. we pray oooooo

  3. How much i̶̲̥̅̊s̶̲̥̅̊ Asuu really demanding ?

  4. Make dem quickly call off d strike o cuz guyz are nt smiling

  5. Pls help us out coz am tired of staying @hm

  6. pls we have exhausted many days at hom. 500bn is ok, also in d otherhand i support ASUU. Ride on but wisely

  7. FG has done wel.but they shud create an independent monitorin comittiee 2 ensure dat dis moni is been used judiciously.concession,compromise nd concensus are important in every disagreement.Am soo hapi.at last resolution has been met.Hail zikites.

  8. It ll only take God’s intervention for Nigeria to rise again to the apex, the strategies used these days by our leaders to tackle Nigeria’s main problems is really out of order, so if ASUU do not go on strike our federal government won’t realize that our educational sector is cascading for over a decade, truely ” our leaders have neither vision nor focus for the youth and our education sector” what a shame.

  9. ASUU is an Agent of set back in Education, So government should just do something abt them or scrap them. They are really causing confusion. Just because this so ASUU people, how many of their children school here in Nigeria. They are just selfish ãήϑ useless being so to say.

  10. ASUU more greece 2 ur elbow.bt consider d 5bn so dat we can go bk 2 studis

  11. The only language ASUU use to comminicate to FG is strike, so i thank asuu for there strike and also inform asuu to call all the student back to letures becaus the power of every nation lies in their hand.

  12. They on going Asuu strike has affected they students of Nigerian universities academically. we are pleading with Asuu to call off they strike so that we student will resume back to school again.

  13. Asuu pls mak una uz de moni wisely or else students wil go on their own strike too.Advise nobi course o.

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