SERAP To Initiate Suit Against FG Over Ongoing ASUU Strike

SERAP Sue Buhari

The administration of President Muhammadu Buhari has been threatened with legal action for violating the rights of underprivileged children to equal protection and education, according to the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP).

The group, in a tweet, on Friday, July 1, called the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) strike a “crime against humanity.”

To further hammer home its demands, ASUU has been on strike for almost five months.

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Earned Academic Allowances, the implementation of the University Transparency Accountability Solution (UTAS), and promotion backlogs are among the demands of the striking teachers.

After meeting with Prof. Nimi Briggs’ renegotiation committee, ASUU President Prof. Emmanuel Osodeke stated that they had not yet heard from the government.

The committee is anticipated to renegotiate with all of the striking unions and analyze the draft proposed 2009 FGN/ASUU Agreement.

The Briggs renegotiation committee has been meeting with the unions since April 2022 to discuss the complex problems of the 2009 agreement.

The ASUU strike, which has kept impoverished children at home while the children of Nigeria’s politicians attend private schools, is a crime against humanity, according to SERAP, who made this assertion in a post on Friday to its verified Twitter account.

The SERAP post read;

The ASUU strike which has kept poor children at home while the children of Nigeria’s politicians attend private schools, is a CRIME AGAINST HUMANITY.

We’re suing the Buhari administration over its violation of poor children’s rights to education and equal protection.

 

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