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ASUU Rejects Babalakin’s Intervention

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National Chairman, Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU). Photo: Sahara Reporters

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has reportedly rejected Dr. Wale Babalakin’s intervention concerning the issues in public universities across the country.
According to Punch News, ASUU rejected his intervention because of his interest. Wale Babalakin is the leader of Federal Government’s negotiation team.

According to the ASUU chairman of University of Ibadan branch, Dr. Deji Omole, Babalakin’s committee was rejected by the union because he is interested in pursuing a private university license and will do anything to jeopardize public education funding.

“The ongoing strike by the union would continue until the federal government resolves all the issues in contention,” Omole said.
While speaking to pressmen on Thursday, Omole said ASUU’s first meeting with the Minister of Labor and Productivity, Dr. Chris Ngige did not address the real issues which actually led to the industrial action. He said the union will not allow public officers to destroy education in the country.

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