«One of our main demands in the ongoing fight is the resumption and rapid completion of the renegotiation of the 2009 FGN-ASUU agreement, which will last more than three years.» «Only by renegotiating was our terms of service, including higher salaries, reviewed late. Any further delay can no longer be tolerated. «Let us not forget that the current wage structure has been a product of efforts such as the ongoing struggle between 2006 and 2009. Our requirements also include exceptional requirements in the FGN-ASUU MoA 2019. According to ASUU, the imposition of IPPIS in universities is not only a violation of university laws, especially hard-crafted autonomy, it is dependent on the federal government`s agreement with ASUU.» The President of THE ASUU also insisted that teachers should not return to teaching until the federal government recognized and sought their agreement with the council in 2009. «To address issues related to the renegotiation of the 2009 agreement and the provision of a revitalization fund for public universities, academic bonuses, panels of visits to public universities and the dissemination of universities and state governance. Even if schools are not open, ASUU members, especially researchers, must visit their laboratories and go to botanical gardens to obtain some shrubs and other plants to make medicines during this COVID 19 outbreak. He added: «Government officials have courted the crisis by stopping the payment of our members` salaries by invoking the president`s budget speech as a directive, and they insist that universities must sign up for the IPPIS platform at a time when we thought we would commit.» On Thursday, last week, the FG and ASUU reached an interim agreement to integrate both IPPIS with University Transparency and Accountability Solution (UTAS) after proper verification. «We started union action before coronavirus disease appeared in the country. All of the issues we have raised have yet to be addressed. The government is free to open its schools, just as our members are entitled to their costs. The Academic Union of Universities (ASUU), Abuja Zone, on Monday called on the federal government to implement existing agreements for the development of Nigeria`s education sector.