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Strike: FG’s Representatives Meet With ASUU Today

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Representatives of the Federal Government will be meeting with the Executive members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities today to end the ongoing strike.

 

A statement signed by the Director of Press, Ministry of Information, Mr. Samuel Olowookere, a copy of which was made available to our correspondent noted that the meeting would begin by 12pm.

 

According to the statement, the government’s representatives that will be at the meeting are the Minister of Labour and Productivity, Dr. Chris Ngige and her counterpart for Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun.

 

Also expected to be at the meeting are the representatives of the National Income Salaries and Wages Commission, the President and Executive of ASUU and the Executive Secretary National Universities Commission.

 

The statement also revealed that the National President of the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC), Ayuba Wabba will be at the meeting and the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu.

 

ASUU had embarked on strike for about two weeks over the failure of the Federal Government to redeem the agreement it had with the lecturers since 2009.

 

The agreement include welfare of the university teachers, control of the secondary schools within the university campuses, salary review, research grants among others.

The ASUU executives had been meeting with the Federal Government with the promise to come back today after a week-long dialogue with their members.

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