In our earlier report, the Federal Government had proposed a meeting with the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to address the ongoing issues relating to their strike.
The ASUU itself had declined meeting with the Federal Government on Tuesday to address the concerns raised in an earlier agreement between them for which ASUU has been on strike.
- According to Vanguard, ASUU President, Biodun Ogunyemi said that the education body had submitted a proposal to the Federal Government and is yet to receive a reply from FG, hence would not attend any meeting until the union gets a reply.
Why this matters;
- The minister recalled that ASUU had earlier promised during the last meeting held on Thursday, August 17, 2017, to take the offer of the Federal Government back to its members and get back to the Federal Government within a week.
- ASUU had declared an indefinite strike two weeks ago, saying that the Federal Government had failed to implement agreement reached with the union in 2009.
Vanguard yesterday contacted the National President of ASUU, Prof. Abiodun Ogunyemi, on his phone, about the position of the ASUU strike.
” The union is still consulting and whatever agreement reached by the union would be made available to the public”, he said.