ASUU Insists On Strike Despite Discussion With FG

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The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) says there is no going back on the nationwide strike in public universities across the country.

This comes despite the latest meeting between the Federal Government and the leadership of the union which held Monday at the Federal Ministry of Labour and Employment in Abuja.

Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige, who presided over the crucial meeting promised the union leaders that the government would take all necessary steps to address their demands.

ASUU National President, Professor Biodun Ogunyemi led the union’s delegation to the meeting also attended by the President of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Ayuba Wabba.

The meeting was later adjourned till Monday next week for continuation of talks with the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, and the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Education absent.

Addressing reporters after the meeting, Professor Ogunyemi said the union would await the next adjournment date before it would take a decision on whether or not to suspend the industrial action that has entered its fifth week.

According to him, this is necessary to see how far the Federal Government will deliver on its promises made to address the concerns raised by the union.

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