Osinbajo Takes Over Negotiation With ASUU

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Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has taken over negotiation with the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU to find a lasting solution to the lingering strike action embarked upon by the teachers.


The Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige disclosed this shortly after the Federal Executive Council meeting in Abuja on Wednesday.


He said that Osinbajo had taken over some aspects of the negotiation and that the meeting with the executive members of ASUU would continue at the vice president’s office.


Recalled that the union leaders shunned the meeting with the government’s delegations on Tuesday, saying it would not attend any meeting with them unless it gets the reply of a proposal sent to the government.


Meanwhile, Ngige said that the government delegations, which will include the Minister of Finance Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, and her counterpart for Education, Adamu Adamu would look at the proposal with the Vice President and get back to ASUU.


Ngige also spoke about the minimum wage, which according to him is being delayed by the private sector.


He said that the government is ready with its team of three minsters, which include the Ministers of Finance, Labour, Budget and planning to form the committee but the private sector is yet to come with its own members.


According to him, the Minimum Wage Review Committee will have a chairman but as at present the private sector is yet to decide who will form part of the committee.

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