Breaking: ASUU finally agrees to call off strike after NEC Meeting
The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) finally agrees to call off strike after a meeting with the Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige on Monday 7th January, 2019.
Like we earlier said on ABUgists.com that the strike might be called off this January.
Pulse.ng also reported that
The Federal Government has reportedly reached an agreement with the leaders of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) in a meeting between both parties in Abuja on Monday, January 7, 2019.
Speaking to journalists after the meeting, ASUU National President, Prof Biodun Ogunyemisaid union’s National Executive Committee (NEC)will review its decision based on the Federal Government commitment.
In the middle: ASUU President, Dr. Biodun Ogunyemi at the Union’s meeting on Saturday, August 12, 2017.
According to Premium Times, Ogunyemi said the strike could only be called off after the NEC meeting. He however, did not state when the meeting will hold.
“We have had an extensive session, looking at all the issues.
”In view of this, the government has promised to reach us as soon as possible with a written proposal on those areas we need further consultations. And when we receive that, we shall treat accordingly and get back to the appropriate quarters,” Ogunyemi said.
Also speaking after the meeting, the Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige said the government has reached an agreement with the striking lecturers.
Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige
He added that the accountant general and the ministry of finance have confirmed with evidence that N15.4 billion had been released to public universities.