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Tuesday, December 18, 2018

ASUU, FG Meeting Remains Inconclusive

The negotiations between the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) and the Federal Government over the ongoing strike by university lectures has been adjourned indefinitely.

The meeting which was called at the instance of the minister was aimed at finding ways of ending the strike, which commenced on Nov. 5.

Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, ASUU President who refused to speak with newsmen after a two-hour meeting with government on Monday, said, “go and ask the Minister of Labour and Employment, Sen. Chris Ngige”.

ASUU demands includes some areas of understanding in the implementation of the Memorandum of Action agreed to in 2017.

Some of these areas include shortfall in salaries of some Federal universities’ workers and lecturers, earned allowances, revitalisation that are part of 2009 agreement, among others.

However, Ngige, while addressing newsmen, said the meeting was a continuation meeting from last Monday meeting. He said,

“They brought their reports today and we took the reports and we were supposed to do some implementation on the reports.
“So we are going to give ourselves some days for it to be done and to see whether we can accomplish them before Christmas,” he said.

The Minister also denied any walk out by the union, saying there is no walk out, “we held the meeting and we even broke into an executive session and we discussed.

He added that there is no dissatisfaction by the union as “we have already agreed on implementation and we have given ourselves some work plan”.

He, however, said that the only difference for the implementation on the agreement reached was only a matter of days before Christmas for the discussions.

“So, the issue of shortfall in salaries are being worked on, among other major issues, and I will be meeting with the Minister of Finance tomorrow to find out the stage of implementation of that. So there is progress,” Ngige said.



  1. When their kids are abroad schooling. Jesus save us please. Terrible country o.

  2. One bad and notable thing with Nigeria is that, the government keeps lieing when nothing seems to be working out. Just recently the man at the villa admitted that the economy under his watch is terribly bad, but when we said it initially, they refuted it and called it attack to the government. Any country that toils with its educational system has plan to jeopardize her future.

    1. The PDP said the president said that. Not the president himself admitting to your botched news. Stop trying to make yourself relevant when in fact, you are far from that.

    2. Teejay, don’t you think you should be fighting against the lecturers calling for strike instead of the government? Did you not read about the OAU lecturer sentenced to two years in prison after accepting his guilt? That is what Nigerian lecturers do yet they want salary increment. It is the same lecturers who taught you and now, at your age and level, you have very poor command of English. Who is responsible?

  3. It doesn't affect them because their kids are either schooling outside or in private universities..... In the meantime I'm looking for a job till this thing is resolved.... I have a feeling this strike will last till elections are over.... Annoying country­čśá


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