Daily Trust (Abuja)

19 November 2012

Nigeria: NASU Gives FG 14-Day Ultimatum Over Agreement

Non Academic Staff Union of Educational and Associated Institutions (NASU) has issued a 14-day ultimatum to the Federal Government to implement an agreement it signed with it or face an industrial action.

The union, after a meeting it held in Abuja last week, issued a communiqué jointly signed by its deputy president Comrade Wakili Tijani who is also Chairman of Trade Union Group of NASU and Deputy General Secretary 1, Research and Project (TGC), Emma Okonkwor, berating the government for not showing any commitment to implementing the agreement.

However, NASU commended the ministers of agriculture, science and technology as well as that of labour and productivity for their roles in ensuring the peace that currently reigns in the sector.

The communiqué noted that the "six weeks of grace given the Federal Government to look positively into the grey areas of the Agreement has lapsed without any meaningful resolution in sight."

It called on government "as a matter of urgency to expedite action in getting this matter resolved within the next 14 days, effective from 19th November, 2012 or the union may be compelled to resume the suspended strike action in the sector."

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