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|ASUU Set To Call Off Strike Soon by okonkwocyril: 6:39am On Feb 02, 2019|
The meeting between the federal government and the leadership of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) ended Friday without an agreement on the major issue at stake.
The key issue has been the insistence by members of ASUU that the federal government should provide N50 billion as the first tranche of the revitalisation fund meant to address the decaying infrastructure in the nation’s public universities.
Friday’s meeting was the ninth edition of the FG-ASUU talks that had ended in deadlock while the public-funded universities have remained shut down nationwide.
Addressing journalists shortly after the meeting, the Minister of Labour and Empowerment, Dr. Chris Ngige, said some progress have been made and that it is left for the ASUU to consult with its members and get back on Thursday.
According to Ngige, “It has been protracted but the good news is that we have gotten to the end of the tunnel.”
On whether the federal government has accepted to provide the N50 billion demanded by ASUU, Ngige said government has offered ASUU something very reasonable and that they have agreed to take it back to their people and to reconvene next Thursday.
“We have met it half way. We have offered what we have, we don’t have N50 billion. The Minister of Finance has also said so, that the federal government cannot afford N50 billion now,” he said.
|Re: ASUU Set To Call Off Strike Soon by JustBeYourselfO: 10:10am On Feb 02, 2019|
yeah sure.. the strike will be call off by Thursday/Friday.. very sure
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