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Federal Government promises ASUU N 1.1 Trillion | Strike Rumoured to be Called Off Next Week



UNILAG - November 2013 - BellaNaija

It seems University students will be heading to school soon, that is if the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) agrees with what the Federal Government is offering.

President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan and leaders of ASUU had a marathon meeting on Monday 4th/Tuesday 5th November 2013, to discuss how best to move forward on the strike.

A source reveals to Punch Newspaper that a key component of the agreement reached by the parties was the Federal Government would give N 1.1 Trillion to public universities in the next five (5) years. The government will release N 220 Billion yearly into the sector beginning from 2014.

The strike is also rumoured to be called off next week.

The National Universities Commission and the Trade Union Congress will be joint guarantors of the agreement while the Minister of Education will be the implementation officer.

Other agreements made known by Punch include revamping the public universities.
It’s great to hear some good news concerning the ASUU strike in a long while.


  1. slice

    November 6, 2013 at 4:21 pm

    hope they call it off for real

  2. Dupri

    November 6, 2013 at 5:01 pm

    Am really tired of staying at home….my idle mind is turning to something else

  3. Bide

    November 6, 2013 at 5:22 pm

    Good news…

  4. e-bukun

    November 6, 2013 at 5:38 pm

    After talking to a few students about the strike, I think we have a bigger issue of motivation. Quite a number of students don’t even care about getting an education, and if these are the sentiments of the majority, then money is will not solve anything.

    • nene

      November 6, 2013 at 9:32 pm

      can u blame them? every yea strike.

  5. Dickson junior

    November 6, 2013 at 5:44 pm

    If jonathan is so serious bout giving asuu 220 billion every year, why not start this year instead of next year so that asuu will be pressured to call off the strike this year. Well, let’s hope this is not one of their empty promises to decieve us and asuu again. No be today dem start to dey promise us!!

    • ORACLE

      November 6, 2013 at 10:47 pm

      Why will Jonathan be serious 220 Billion out of 400
      Billion,he has proved to be a good president,

  6. Lailia

    November 6, 2013 at 5:48 pm

    Asuu please cut the strike oo cos am tired. I am 2 month pregnant all becos of asuu strike. I didn’t plan my life like this

    • Leah

      November 6, 2013 at 7:54 pm

      Wow! Well what’s done has been done. And if you stay determined, you can still finish/continue school during and or after pregnancy. Life does not always go the exact way you plan it but you can still arrive at the same result if you don’t lose focus. Hey you are going to have a precious little one soon…that’s got to be something to look forward to, right? Best of luck babe.

  7. mii

    November 6, 2013 at 5:52 pm

    it haff do…han hann r dey not tired, or dey want the strike to exceed dis yr….please ooo

  8. Mashman

    November 6, 2013 at 6:10 pm

    Hmmm i pray dat dis rumour kome 2 reallity o. Kos am fucking tired of seein some mad pple around mi.

  9. KUNYA

    November 6, 2013 at 6:33 pm


  10. Gorom

    November 6, 2013 at 6:35 pm

    Good news but until the strike is called off though.

  11. Abdul

    November 6, 2013 at 6:43 pm

    Hw I can beleive them, since they do not beleive themselves. If it comes true, I wl pledge to Nigeria my country be faithful to themselve and the creator of all things.

  12. khalid yahaya

    November 6, 2013 at 6:50 pm

    if asuu agree with this nonsense it means they have just waste our time

  13. Yossi

    November 6, 2013 at 7:10 pm

    I pray is 4 real oh, am tired of stayin at home

  14. Narthacker

    November 6, 2013 at 7:11 pm

    Good news… Assu strike more than Thunder….God help us oo….
    ASUU strikes from1999 till date:
    1999 -5 months
    2001 -3 months
    2003 – 6 months (extended to early 2004)
    2005 – 3 days
    2006 – 1 week
    2007 – 3 months
    2008 – 1 week
    2009 – 4 months
    2011 – 3 months extend into 2012
    2013 – over 4months and still.. God help us..

  15. Ben

    November 6, 2013 at 7:17 pm

    I am not sure asuu will take dis bc even de 100bn is yet to reach some institutions, not to talk of promise. Agreement ….. agreemen …… When ar we going to start seeing things done. I gues de strike will continue. Well, let us hear it ourfvs on friday. Hah

  16. Ola

    November 6, 2013 at 7:27 pm

    It’s good to hear that d fed. Gov. is promising such a future, but let’s nt forget that this might be a repitition of 2009’s promise: we all know that action speak better than words, so let the FG start the payment this year if the interest of the nation’s future is in them, we are tired of promises we need actions, we need a quick intervention in the university system, lets have a proof, a seal of this aggreement now, that’s when we can be assure of it’s continuity!

  17. dharmmie

    November 6, 2013 at 7:31 pm

    like cwiously… i am so glad at this new development… buh take a look at the months we students and jambites have wasted at home…
    a wasted time cannot be regained… hope asuu realy calls off its strike.


    November 6, 2013 at 7:32 pm

    We can now appreciate Asuu 4 shifting grounds and calling off de prolonged strike next week.

  19. Sylva

    November 6, 2013 at 7:45 pm

    We pray and hope so, they call off the strike


    November 6, 2013 at 8:04 pm


    • koredrums

      November 6, 2013 at 8:52 pm

      asuu sucks

  21. law

    November 6, 2013 at 8:08 pm

    what is the problem

  22. adeniyi abass

    November 6, 2013 at 8:16 pm

    Pls let this rumour to be true cos staying @ home,am tired
    of it all

  23. young

    November 6, 2013 at 8:45 pm

    Omo , I can’t wait o with this rumor everywhere, my spirit is in school already. So I pray my hopes are not crushed

  24. Haggaijumare

    November 6, 2013 at 8:52 pm

    Pls may this rumonr b true oh lord

  25. David Dominic

    November 6, 2013 at 9:00 pm

    Asuu pls re think well on this new promise cos how are you sure that FG will pay this money in 2014 is better to start now to be sure you people are into real deal because next year compaign will start and i dont think FG will release this money….shine your eyes ….let FG start now let c

  26. Adamu musa

    November 6, 2013 at 9:06 pm

    Asuu should plz accept the offer that mr president made to them,this is what fg can only do to resolve on the ongoing industrial action by the academic union of universities.B’coz Fg shown symptons of having no ability to implement the 2009 agreement that was signed by former goverment

  27. luke

    November 6, 2013 at 9:21 pm

    ASUU!ASUU!ASUU!How many times did i called you?can you see the type of ado u created for me deu to this stupid,odious,incessant strike u started since?i av impregnated 5 ladies spontaneously deu to this strike.God will never forgive you this basterd people.

  28. Odama Sunny

    November 6, 2013 at 9:28 pm

    This whole tin has affected d economy as well. But the FG must be serious wit it citizens this time around. We also know dat its more political now than d exact issue and Goodluck should be sensitive enough to know dat it could help to make or mar his third term ambition.

  29. David

    November 6, 2013 at 9:28 pm

    Asuu…. have this at the back of your head that any thing that wil make you call off this strike
    1.That is you are satisfy with the agreement
    2. That is no strike for the next four years even FG fail to pay u the money
    so if you mistakely call off without knowing your grounds then education is in trouble and God will forever punish you people for wastin our time we the future leaders of tomorw.
    And even if you are okay with the agreement please time have already gone now

  30. Cephas

    November 6, 2013 at 9:30 pm

    This FG’s offer is to make campaign for d nxt regime of Jonathan… I pity nigeria.

  31. vivian

    November 6, 2013 at 9:44 pm

    and u ure in a university…really??…ur english needs to be revived……

  32. Lydia

    November 6, 2013 at 10:00 pm

    4ny tym z wastd if Asuu lyk they shd cont..afta al i dnt tink any wise studnt shd b @ home eatn.

  33. sayo

    November 6, 2013 at 10:03 pm

    i hope nd pray so

  34. Lovebabe

    November 6, 2013 at 10:09 pm

    ASUU pls 4 God sake and 4 d sake of we children,pls call
    off the strike,pls

  35. Omitrum

    November 6, 2013 at 10:33 pm

    the most crucial thing is that ASUU must not compromise…
    who told them that “they would get FG offer”… if ASUU waste my
    time for nothing … I know they will never compromise… I just
    like their chairman / he will not compromise..

  36. Idkarim

    November 7, 2013 at 12:14 am

    God pass una oooooo Asuu/FG.

  37. jamiuazeezkufisile

    November 7, 2013 at 12:26 am

    if mr President really wanted to help Nigerian Student.let
    him give the money to ASSU first.we dont want empty promise

  38. Tonyx

    November 7, 2013 at 12:40 am

    I suggest Asuu should look into this fg’s promise
    religiously cuz it’s a snare to cash in on asuu’s half

  39. clevary

    November 7, 2013 at 12:58 am

    Asuu pls collect all the money that’s 220bn from this year
    cos that 5 years I think we would go on strike again which it will
    be so unfair

  40. Okechukwu Ofili

    November 7, 2013 at 1:31 am

    Praise Jesus.

  41. gizt villa

    November 7, 2013 at 2:44 am

    at last ASUU will call of strike

  42. gizt villa

    November 7, 2013 at 2:45 am

    at last ASUU will call of strike,after 5 months?

  43. gizt villa

    November 7, 2013 at 2:46 am

    thank God,after 4 months

  44. gizt villa

    November 7, 2013 at 2:47 am

    thank God,after 4 months,cant wait to graduate this year

  45. Princess

    November 7, 2013 at 3:55 am


  46. Princess

    November 7, 2013 at 3:55 am


  47. Mama

    November 7, 2013 at 5:42 am

    Its quite funny wit al dz tinz goin on…as an undagradu8, dr’s no hope 4 job…bt fnk God dat i am a trainee (fashion designing)…if ASUU wl try n help d Nigerian child evn if d FG wl nt, dy shud pls cal d strike off wit immedi8 effect cos nt al ma peeps cud get d opportunity i ad cos drs no money n mine ws just d grace of God, so…peace out.

  48. Mama

    November 7, 2013 at 5:44 am

    Its quite funny wit al dz tinz goin on…as an undagradu8, dr’s no hope 4 job…bt fnk God dat i am a trainee (fashion designing)…if ASUU wl try n help d Nigerian child evn if d FG wl nt, dy shud pls cal d strike off wit immedi8 effect cos nt al ma peeps cud get d opportunity i ad cos drs no money n mine ws just d grace of God, so…


    November 7, 2013 at 7:53 am

    I just hope this money does not end up all in the lecturers pockets. Most time they are more concerned about their welfare than the development of the school

  50. annabel

    November 7, 2013 at 8:09 am

    asuu i kn D president is lk over serious dis time but i d plead make e enter first week of january

  51. Thelma

    November 7, 2013 at 8:31 am

    Hope diz becomez fruitful…Fucking tired of staying @ home,gosh!

  52. agba john

    November 7, 2013 at 8:59 am

    let the fg start paying the money this year so that asuu will be very sure of their promise

  53. 'leye

    November 7, 2013 at 10:27 am

    Going through the comments of nigeria students,my heart weeps for our education sector,many were unable to construct good sentences even using their is a pity

  54. contessa

    November 7, 2013 at 10:45 am

    Its sad to think that most of these comments were made by Nigerian students. Such appalling command of English.

    • GirlOnTop :D

      November 8, 2013 at 11:44 am

      You need to watch your own command of English. Your use of ‘Its’ in your comment is wrong.
      It’s – is a contraction for it is or it has
      Its – is the possessive form of the pronoun ‘it’
      So, ‘It’s’ and not ‘Its’ should be used in your above comment
      Stay good!

  55. sima

    November 7, 2013 at 12:55 pm

    help us, o Allah! bring an end to all this non-sense.

  56. sima

    November 7, 2013 at 12:56 pm

    help us, o Allah! bring an end to all this non-sense of FG and ASUU!

  57. goodnews

    November 7, 2013 at 4:40 pm

    Asuu pls dnt rush into agreement wit d FG dis tym becoz dia promises is alway fake be wise

  58. the mane captain

    November 8, 2013 at 12:58 am

    i hope the money is used for what it’s suppose to be used for sha

  59. Lee

    November 8, 2013 at 10:07 am

    N1.3 Trillion was promised in 2009.

  60. NNENNE

    November 8, 2013 at 11:15 pm

    That is the best news so far. I do hope the professors will
    be busy. Teaching is one of the most honorable jobs in this
    world.No more failing students who do not buy your hand out . No
    more failing students who refuse to sleep with you.Most of the
    professors are good. The bad ones should be sorted out and fired.
    Only the best is good enough.Let’s breed students capable of moving
    the country forward.

  61. john kelvin

    November 11, 2013 at 5:54 pm

    Asuu strike has been called off,am so Ђα̲̅Ɣ‎​ skul resumes nov 18

  62. Chingis Africanus

    November 12, 2013 at 8:33 pm

    The strike has been lifted and everything goes back to normal, but for students who may have to spend an extra year in school over this. For families and careers that have been disrupted, was it worth it?

  63. Bilham

    November 14, 2013 at 11:20 pm

    come to think about it; is federal government not being biassed,over ages now promises had always being the order of the day to ASUU by our owns government over education. now; I ask why can seemilar promises be made to ministers and house members, and let us all also see their reactions since the federal government feels Asuu is being self center over building a purposeful leaders. fg I have a right to sound and quality education which is what I stand for

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