Stella Dimoko Federal Government Appoints The Vice President As “Chief Negotiator’’ In The Ongoing ASUU Strike


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Thursday, August 31, 2017

Federal Government Appoints The Vice President As “Chief Negotiator’’ In The Ongoing ASUU Strike

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has assigned Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo to henceforth chair the concluding part of the ongoing negotiation between the Federal Government and the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).

ASUU, an umbrella association of lecturers in the nation’s universities, is demanding the full implementation of the 2009 agreements reached with the federal government bordering on improvement in welfare and payment of backlog of salaries and entitlements, among other issues.

The Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige, confirmed this development while fielding questions from State House correspondents after the meeting of the FEC in Abuja on Wednesday.

Ngige Has Stated that this was part of the council’s resolutions at the meeting which was presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari, his first meeting with all the members of the cabinet, since his return from medical vacation on August 19.

At council on Wednesday, the Vice President has taken over some of the aspects of the negotiations and discussions.

“So, we are continuing the meeting in his office and when we finish meeting, we will get back to ASUU for another round of meeting and we are hopeful that we will be able to go to an appreciable extent to solve some of the outstanding issues that is preventing them from going back to work,’’ he said.

 From P.M News


  1. Osinbanjo oya negotiate well o

    1. Oga Pressy have turnedvthe table to Vee-Pressy

      OK now make una negotiate well

  2. Thank God, there is hope then. Good morning house

  3. That's what they should have done long time ago.

  4. That's good, they deserve it.

    God Bless Everyone.

  5. Replies
    1. Wisdom is what I pray for him to handle the situation and this 2009 agreement will be review and reasonable and visible agreement will be agreed upon by both parties, the students need to be back in school.

  6. I trust him for good negotiations

  7. God lead him to do the right thing and touch the heart of the Association.


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