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FG, ASUU Fail to Reach Agreement Again

ASUU and FG Delegates. Photo: Premium Times
ASUU and FG Delegates. Photo: Premium Times

According to Vanguard News, the Federal Government and the Academic Staff Union of Universities have failed to reach a considerate agreement again on the demands by the union, making it the fifth time in the space of almost two months.

After a marathon meeting between the two parties which lasted over six hours, both parties stormed out of the premises of the meeting with them not reaching an agreement.

According to reports, the meeting which started at 4.15pm, at the Federal Ministry of Labor and Productivity, ended few minutes after 10pm without conclusion. The meeting was convened majorly to find possible solutions to the ongoing strike by ASUU.

According to the Minister of Labor, Chris Ngige, December 17, 2018 has been fixed for another meeting.
He also said that the FG was adopting all necessary measures to address ASUU’s demands and appealed to the striking lecturers to ensure that Monday’s was successful.

“The strike is five weeks old today and it is not in anybody’s interest. We will ensure the needful is done,” he said.

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