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FG, ASUU Meeting Ends On Hopeful Note

Indications of imminent end to the ongoing strike embarked by the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, emerged early today, as the union has accepted some proposals put forward by the Federal Government in line with some of its demands.

 

The government bowed to some of the union’s demands with appealing proposals which the union seemed satisfied with during a negotiation meeting between it and the ASUU, Friday, in Abuja. One major concession from government was to honour the 2009 agreement government had with ASUU, by releasing the sum of N220 billion not later than October 2017, to fund the revitalization of federal universities across the country.

 

The meeting which started at 2:30pm on Thursday, ended about 2:15 Friday morning, after discussion on several issues on ASUU demands. Government, after the marathon meeting between its representatives, led by ministers of education, Adamu Adamu and Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige and ASSU, led by its president, Biodun Ogunyemi, conceded to some demands made by the union.

 

But the proposals, according to ASUU President, Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, will be taken to the National Executive Committee meeting of the union for consideration and subsequently return to government on the next step that would be taken. ASUU President, Biodun Ogunyemi, who spoke after the Minister of Labour and Employment, addressed the media at the end of the meeting, admitted that the proposals made by government were concrete but said ASUU representatives at the meeting would take the offers made to members for consideration.

 

The deliberation and subsequent consideration of the proposals, he said, would be carried out within a week and the position of members taken to the government within seven days. Ogunyemi, who described the new government proposals as “concrete proposals”, at the joint press briefing the ASUU leadership held with the Government delegation, insisted that the proposals would be submitted to the NEC of his organization for consideration after which he said they would get back to the government on next line of action.

 

“We have had useful deliberations and we had some concrete proposals that we will take back to our members as part of our consultations. And like the Honourable Minister of Labour has said, we plan to come back here to take decisions as advised by our members,” he said.

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