ASUU strike update on ASUU, FG meeting. The Federal Government of Nigeria represented by the minister of labour Dr Chris Ngige and the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) represented by the National President of the Union, Professor Biodun Ogunyemi on Thursday, 15th 2018 had a closed door meeting in view to discuss on the agreements and grievances of the union over the ongoing ASUU strike which has lasted for 11 days.
the ASUU strike update reveals negotiation will continue on thursday 23rd.
Dr Chris Ngige, the Minister of Labour and Employment, told newsmen at the end of a closed-door meeting with the union in Abuja on Thursday about asuu strike update on outcome of asuu fg meeting that the talks had been fruitful.
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The crucial meeting which was being held behind closed-doors had in attendance the National President of the Union, Professor Biodun Ogunyemi who led the Union’s Delegation, the Minister Of Labour and Productivity, Chris Ngige, the Accountant General of the Federation and the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Education, Mr Sonny Echonu, and Dr Isa Fagge, former ASUU President.
At the commencement of the meeting, the Federal Government of Nigeria represented Chris Ngige appealed to the union leaders for a considerable negotiation stating that the meeting is coming a bit late because of the negotiations on the new minimum wage.
The lecturers commenced the strike action on November 4 to protest the non-implementation of agreements over welfare issues.
According to them, the strike is meant to express grievance over certain unimplemented areas in the 2017 MoA, which they said suggested the Federal Government’s insincerity to the demands by the lecturers.
Other demands of ASUU include improved funding of education and improved teaching and learning conditions in the universities, Federal Government should nominate another chairman of the government renegotiating team of the 2009 ASUU/Federal Government Agreement to replace Dr Wale Babalakin.
Outcome of ASUU FG meeting ‘‘We will resume discussions by next week,’’ Ngige said.
Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, ASUU President, also confirmed that the meeting would continue next week.
“We have just started the discussion, we have really not gone too far, so what we have done today was to open the issues. By tomorrow we should meet and decide when we reschedule the meeting.
Outcome of ASUU FG meeting “This means that the strike still continues,” Ogunyemi said.
Those present at Thursday’s meeting were the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Education,