April 22, 2024

ASUU meets FG, resumes negotiation over strike


The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) is to meet with the Federal Government representatives on Tuesday over the strike.

The union’s president, Professor Emmanuel Osodeke, said this on Monday while speaking on Channels Television’s Politics Today. He added that the meeting was to discuss one of the seven issues ASUU is protesting over.

“That’s the issue of renegotiation.

“The renegotiation of the 2009 agreement.

“It’s not just about wages. It has to do with the system, funding, structure, autonomy and other issues and how to fund universities.

“The government has reduced it to just salaries alone. But if they had looked at the whole agreement and implemented it, we would not be talking about funding,” Osodeke said.

He posited that if Tuesday’s meeting goes well, the strike may be suspended.

He noted: “We are willing to sign.”

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