ASUU Strike: The 'unimplemented' 2009 Agreement reached between ASUU and FG

On the first day of July this year, the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, began an indefinite strike that has lasted till date and may run deep into the future.

According to the union, the strike followed government’s inability to keep to an October 2009 agreement reached by both parties.

The agreement was reached after two years of negotiation between the lecturers and a government team appointed by the then Education Minister, Obiageli Ezekwesili.

The Government team was led by the then Pro-chancellor, University of Ibadan, Gamaliel Onosode while ASUU’s team was led by its then president, Abdullahi Sule-Kano.

The agreement reached at the negotiations included conditions of service for university lecturers, funding of universities, university autonomy and academic freedom, and issues that required legislation to implement.

Details of that agreement were held as confidential by both ASUU and the government, leaving the public to feed on crumbs of information thrown out at negotiation meetings between the two parties.


Credit: Ogala Emmanuel/Amina Mohammed/Premium Times


  1. Ezekwesili is one of the very few good we v had, the likes that have no place in the corrupt gang of GEJ. May God help Naija


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