ASUU Strike: We Have Reached Agreement With Lecturers – FG
The federal authorities of Nigeria has said that it has reached an settlement with members of the putting Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU.
The minister of Education, Adamu Adamu made this recognized at a reconciliation assembly with Executive members of ASUU, officers of the Ministry of Education and different stakeholders on Thursday in Abuja.
According to him, the 2 most contending points had been the allowances and the revivalisation of the schools system.
“I think we have already reached agreement on one and I hope we will be able to reach agreement on the other,” he mentioned shortly after the assembly.
Also, talking after the assembly, Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, mentioned that the assembly was convened to resolve tough edges to allow the union name off its strike.
According to him, strike is approaching one month and that it’s adversely affecting the educational calendar of the schools.
“So the most important essence of our reconvening at this time is to see that areas of distrust are damaged down between the federal government aspect and your self in order that we are able to have some sort of bargaining settlement on the best way ahead, in order that the varsity system will come again to life.
“The kids can take their exams, levels or promotional exams,” he mentioned.
He famous that there are pressing points at hand that had been obligatory for all to style out methods of resolving them. Ngige mentioned that reconciliation assembly was recognised by the International Labour Organisation (ILO) and that there was want for to dialogue.
“If there are impediments we’ll all put heads collectively and resolve them.
“By God’s steerage, we’ll help in making life higher for our college students and lecturers, mother and father and your entire folks of Nigeria,” he mentioned.
Also, Mr Biodun Ogunyemi, ASUU president recommended the ministers for the observations on the letters that had been exchanged between the union and the federal government.
“We have conveyed the place and feeling of our members on the problems in rivalry by way of a letter dated Aug, 28 and we had been additionally in receipt of presidency’s place in response to our letter.
“Our members have additionally include open thoughts in that authorities will play its personal half to reassure our members that their observations are going to be attended to,” he mentioned.