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Buhari wants to re-negotiate agreement with ASUU



Buhari wants to re-negotiate agreement with ASUU
A 14-member Federal Government team has been picked by President Muhammadu Buhari to renegotiate the 2009 agreement with unions in federal universities, federal polytechnics and federal colleges of education.
Reports say the committee was approved by President Buhari in order to ensure sustainable peace and industrial harmony in the nation’s tertiary institutions in Nigeria.
According to a statement issued by Mallam Adamu Adamu, the Minister of Education, the renegotiation team would dialogue with the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU), National Association of Academic Technologists (NAAT) and Non Academic Staff Union of Associated & Allied Institutions (NASU).
Dr. Wale Babalakin, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) is listed as the head of the team
Below is a complete list of the 14-member government team:
Wale Babalakin, SAN; (Chairman)
M.M. Jibril, Pro-Chancellor, Federal University, Lafia
Nimi Briggs, Pro-Chancellor, Federal University, Lokoja
Senator Gbemisola Saraki, Pro-Chancellor, Federal University, Otuoke
Lawrence Ngbale, Pro-Chancellor, Federal University, Birnin Kebbi
Prince Alex Mbata, Pro-Chancellor, Imo State University, Owerri
Olufemi Bamiro, Pro-Chancellor, Tai Solarin University of Education, Ijagun
Representatives, Federal Ministry of Education
Representative, Federal Ministry of Labour & Employment
Representative, Federal Ministry of Finance
Representative, Federal Ministry of Justice
Representative, Federal Ministry of Budget & National Planning
Representative of the National Salaries, Incomes & Wages
Commission (NSIWC)
Representative of the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (OSGF)
ASUU has at various times accused the government of going back on the earlier agreement reached with it, a situation that has forced the union to go on strike at different times, paralysing activities within the ivory towers.
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  1. seyi jelili

    January 7, 2017 at 7:36 am

    This renegotiation won’t work so need for wasting fund on unnecessary committee. FG should honour the agreement they entered with Asuu in 2009 .

    • chichi emerue

      January 7, 2017 at 7:54 am

      Buhari doesn’t give committee money to do anything. It is more of voluntary thing. And mind you the renegotiation will work.

  2. yanju omotodun

    January 7, 2017 at 7:39 am

    FG has forgotten they are dealing with the most professional body in Nigeria. These are intellectuals and nothing will make them shift ground.


    January 7, 2017 at 7:46 am

    All I want is whatever FG can do to avert strikes in our higher institutions again. It’s painful when four years course turn to six years course or more. Asuu should also be reasonable to agree with FG, they must not always claim Mr. Right.

    • Joy Madu

      January 7, 2017 at 7:49 am

      It is federal government that should be reasonable not Asuu. Asuu have been so reasonable all this while since 2009 . Can our senators even allow a month to go without getting their sitting allowances? Capital nooooo.

  4. Margret Dickson

    January 7, 2017 at 8:12 am

    When you put a person who doesn’t value education in power, how is he going to respect education and workers?

  5. Animashaun Ayodeji

    January 7, 2017 at 8:15 am

    Buhari and education! His budget gave low regard to the educational sector and he wants to renegotiate with ASUU, I’m sure this will cut down their money. I pity this country

    • Roland Uchendu Pele

      January 7, 2017 at 1:02 pm

      An alien to education can never change from being who he is. Buhari and education are mutually exclusive!

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