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Strike: ASUU, FG meeting adjourned

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The meeting held on Thursday between the Federal Government and Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, to end the ongoing strike, ended without a resolution of the crisis.

It was adjourned till next week.

No has however been announced.

The strike embarked upon by ASUU on November 5, therefore, continues.

The meeting which was held at the Ministry of Labour and Employment had in attendance, the Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige; the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Education, Sonny Echono; and the Accountant-General of the Federation, Ahmed Idris.

ASUU team at the meeting was led by its national president, Prof Biodun Ogunyemi.

The discussion at the meeting border on the funding for revitalisation of universities; earned academic allowances; staff schools; pension matters; salary shortfalls, Treasury Single Account exemption; and state universities.

Speaking shortly after the meeting, Ogunyemi said:  “No date has been fixed for next week but we will communicate the date to you tomorrow (Friday). The union was forced to go on strike because our plea for the implementation of the 2017 Memorandum of Action fell on deaf ears.

“Our meeting with the Minister of Education (Adamu Adamu) in May and September 2018 to remind him of the Federal Government’s promises to implement the agreement yielded no result.”

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