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Anticipation grows as FG, ASUU set for another meeting



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The Federal Government and the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) are scheduled to meet Tuesday in another round of negotiations on how to resolve issues surrounding the ongoing strike embarked upon by the lecturers two weeks ago.

Government delegation at the meeting which was called by the Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, are the Ministers of Education and Finance, Mallam Adamu Adamu and Mrs. Kemi Adeosun respectively, Chairman, National Income Salaries and Wages Commission, Executive Secretary, National Universities Commission (NUC), and the President of the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC), Comrade Ayuba Wabba.

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A statement signed by Samuel Olowookere, Deputy Director, Press in the Ministry of Labour and Employment, Monday in Abuja read:

“In furtherance of efforts at resolving the lingering industrial action embarked upon by the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, the Minister of Labour and Employment, Sen. Chris Ngige, will tomorrow (Tuesday) by noon meet with the President and Executive of ASUU.

“Government delegation at the meeting will include Minister of Education, Minister of Finance, Chairman National Income Salaries and Wages Commission, Executive Secretary National Universities Commission and the President of the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC.

“The minister recalled that ASUU had earlier promised during the last meeting held on Thursday, August 17, 2017, to take the offer of the Federal Government back to its members and get back to the Federal Government within a week.

“Senator Chris Ngige calls on ASUU to show good faith as the Federal Government had already demonstrated commitment to addressing the grievances of the Union.”


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  1. Abeni Adebisi

    August 29, 2017 at 10:31 am

    I can see another dreadlock awaiting the meeting. From the government’s view, it is obvious that this administration has no value for education.

  2. Animashaun Ayodeji

    August 29, 2017 at 10:38 am

    The issue of ASUU didn’t start today and it will not end in this Buhari’s tenure. Our government’s attitued towards education in Nigeria is very bad, this is what has been affecting the education sector over years. If we can treat education like the oil sector, it will be better.

    • Anita Kingsley

      August 29, 2017 at 10:50 am

      I think ASUU is being greedy here. If they want yo put an end to the issue, they can. The agreement they are fighting for was reached by previous administration, not Buhari’s, it will be better they zero their mind on it and reach fresh agreement with this government

  3. seyi jelili

    August 29, 2017 at 11:00 am

    I know what is wrong with the ASUU chairman and his excos, they want to have a tete-a-tete with Mr President to they can see him face to face, asuu is only foolish professional body in Nigeria


    August 29, 2017 at 2:52 pm

    Union ignored meeting with Federal government because it wasn’t buhari who called them. Nonsense

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