ASUU agrees with FG to suspend strike FG to release N220 billion before end of October

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ASUU agrees with FG to suspend strike FG to release N220 billion before end of October

 

imminent end to the ongoing strike embarked by the Academic Staff Union
of Universities, ASUU, emerged early today, as the union has accepted
some proposals put forward by the Federal Government in line with some
of its demands. The government bowed to some of the union’s demands
with appealing proposals which the union seemed satisfied with during a
negotiation meeting between it and the ASUU, Friday, in Abuja.

 

One major concession from government was to honour the 2009 agreement
government had with ASUU, by releasing the sum of N220 billion not
later than October 2017, to fund the revitalization of federal universities
across the country. The meeting which started at 2:30pm on Thursday
ended about 2:15 Friday morning, after discussion on several issues
on ASUU demands.

 

Government, after the marathon meeting between its representatives
led by ministers of education, Adamu Adamu and Labour and Employment
Chris Ngige and ASSU, led by its president, Biodun Ogunyemi, conceded
to some demands made by the union. But the proposals, according to

ASUU agrees with FG, to suspend strike

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Also, speaking, Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, ASUU President, said that
government and ASUU had reached an agreement on their demands with
the Federal Government. He said that ASUU would accept the proposal
presented by the Federal Government on its demands. “The concrete
proposal reached during the conciliatory meeting will be taken back
to our members at the National Executive Council, (NEC) for further
deliberation.

We will report back our position to the Federal Government in the next
one week on whether to call off the strike or not,” he said. He, however
called on the Federal Government to fast track the process of implementing
the 2009 agreement with the union. Ogunyemi stressed the need to finding
a lasting solution to the challenges facing the country’s education sector, especially at the University level.

 

ASUU agrees with FG to suspend strike FG to release N220 billion before end of October

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