Strike: FG, ASUU Agree On One Of Two Contentious Issues
The Federal Government and the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU have agreed on one of the two contentious issues that are causing the present strike action by the union.
The Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige disclosed this on Thursday, adding that two issues, “Revitalization of public universities and earned Academic Allowance” are germane to the union.”
He said that government and the union had reached agreement on one of it and that the other one would soon be solved.
He could not mention, which of the issues had been agreed on, the minister said that there were various issues many of which had been taken care of.
In attendance on the government’s side were the Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu; Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige; and the Minister of State for Education, Prof. Anthony Anwuka.
The ASUU National President, Professor Biodun Ogunyemi led a nine-man delegation to the meeting, which began at about 2:30 pm and ended at 11pm on Thursday.
Also, labour minister, Ngige, said the meeting would “break down the areas of mistrust” between the government and the union.
Speaking, the ASUU President, Professor Biodun Ogunyemi confirmed that agreement had been reached on some issues but added that the lecturers would only call off the strike after all issues had been dealt with.