ASUU to continue strike despite meeting with federal government

The Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, has denied reports claiming it has suspended its 10-week long strike action. The reports came shortly after the union sat with the federal government in a meeting in Abuja on Monday.

ASUU president, Biodun Ogunyemi stated that they are still going to meet with their members to discuss deliberate on what transpired at the meeting.

He said, “We have not suspended the strike, the discussion will continue at a later date. We are going back to our members for further consultation. FG gave us reaction to our proposals but there were still grey areas that we are trying to sort out.

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“Before the strike can be suspended, the most critical area that FG must address is revitalization. It is central to our academic work, unless that area is addressed, our members will still have issues. We are not demanding for N50bn, we are saying that the minimum that FG can release to reactivate revitalization fund is N50bn.”

The Minister of Labour, Chris Ngige said the federal government have agree to see to the demands of the Union.

The Minister said, “We did not take a long time than we anticipated. We have other commitments but the important thing is that we have made substantial progress. We have reached some agreements in seven areas. Most of the issues have been resolved but ASUU will need to consult its members and come with what they think.”

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