ASUU strike: "We will decide in one week"

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The Academic Staff Union of Universities ASUU has said it will deliberate on agreements made with the Federal government before deciding on the ongoing strike in a week’s time.after its week The Industrial action embarked upon by the Academic Staff Union of Universities will still continue as government awaits the striking lecturers to meet with its National Executive Council and decide when they will call off the strike.

The union embarked on an industrial action Monday, to press for the implementation of agreements made with the government in past negotiations.after its week The Industrial action embarked upon by the Academic Staff Union of Universities will still continue as government awaits the striking lecturers to meet with its National Executive Council and decide when they will call off the strike.

Negotiations went on this last week and the government said it had made a good deal with the union.

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“The meeting was not very long and we touched the various issues. Within the last 48 hours, government has been working. The Minister of Education, Minister of Finance, Attorney General of the Federation and we have taken some government position which we have communicated to ASUU for them to take back to their members to see if that can be adequate enough for them to call off the strike,” Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige said.

“The major issue is that we want the strike called off so that our children in school can write their degree and promotion exams. ASUU graciously said they will come back to us on a date within the next one week. It will not be later than one week so that we then take it from there,” he added.

ASUU president said the union’s NEC will decide on whether to call off the strike after its meeting.

“Like the minister said, government has made some offers in the issues we have raised and we have taken copious note of their offers and we have to get back to our members and make all the information available to them for them to consider and advice us. Based on their position, we will come back to government hopefully within the next one week,” he said.

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