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FGN, ASUU Holds Meeting over Industrial Action Today

President Muhammad Buhari and Prof. Biodun Oguyemi. Photo: Vanguard

According to Punch Newspaper, the Federal Government of Nigeria through the Ministry of Labor and Employment and leaders of the Academic Staff Union of Universities are expected to meet today Thursday,15th of November 2018 in Abuja over the nationwide industrial action in public universities.
The Federal Government delegation led by the Minister of Labor and Employment, Chris Ngige would meet with ASUU executives which will be led by the National President of the union, Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, in Abuja to review the 2017 Memorandum of Action.
According to reports by Punch, ASUU said during its National Executive Council meeting in Akure, Ondo state, on the 4th of November that it asked its members to resume strike because of certain unimplemented areas in the 2017 MOA, which suggested the Federal Government’s insincerity to the demand by the lecturers.
Prof. Biodun Oguyemi confirmed to Punch that the union would meet with the Federal Government’s delegation today.
“Yes, the Federal Government wrote us on Tuesday, inviting us to a meeting on Thursday,” he stated.
Ogunyemi also said that, “We guess that, apart from the Ministry of Labor and Employment’s delegation, there will also be representatives from the Ministry of Education at the meeting. You know what the labor ministry always says is that they are mediators. They bring the parties together to facilitate the resolutions of the crisis.
“The meeting will look at all the issues we have raised, both in the memorandum and even in the media.”

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