Strike: ASUU Yet to Agree to FG’s Proposal- Ogunyemi – Independent Observers

Strike: ASUU Yet to Agree to FG’s Proposal- Ogunyemi

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The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), has revealed that it is yet to conclude on the possible agreement presented by the Federal Government for it to end its on-going strike . Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, ASUU President, said the union was still consulting with its members on the proposal.

Dr. Chris Ngige, the Minister of Labour and Employment, on Monday after meet with the striking lecturers at a reconciliatory meeting, said some agreement had been reached and that the Federal Government had released N15.4 billion for the payment of the salary shortfalls, which was one of the major demands of the union.

Ogunyemi said the strike is still on.

“The minister said we should go and consult and get back to the Federal Government on Thursday. So, we are still consulting and will be getting back to the Federal Government today, ” he said.

Ngige also revealed that President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the N20 billion to be used to offset the outstanding arrears of the 2009 and 2012 audit verified earnings, in the university system.  He said that the fund was being worked on, and would be released to ASUU as soon as the process was completed. He asked the executive members of ASUU to take the possible agreement reached back to their members and get back to Federal Government on Thursday, January 10 for possibly calling off the strike embarked upon since Nov. 4, 2018.(NAN)

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