18 September 2017

Nigeria: ASUU May Call Off Strike Tomorrow After Monday's Successful Meeting With Govt

Photo: Vanguard
ASUU VS Govt.

Nigerian university teachers have accepted the proposal of government but asked to be given until Tuesday for words on ending their strike.

Biodun Ogunyemi, the National President of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, stated this after the fifth open negotiation meeting with representatives of government, which lasted about four hours.

He said the government will hear from them within 24 hours.

"Our members are waiting for us currently at the Labour House, so you will hear from us within 24 hours," Mr. Ogunyemi said.

"In the spirit of patriotism, we can work collectively for the improvement of the education sector," he said.

The Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, said both parties had come to the end of deliberation on the matter.

"We have made lots of progress and agreed on the Union's demands and we produced what we called 'Collective Agreement of Action' but ASUU calls it Memorandum of Action because they want implementation," he said.

Nigeria

World Food Day - Nigeria Far From Achieving Food Security

As Nigeria joins the global world to celebrate the World Food Day (WFD), indications arising from various stakeholders… Read more »

Copyright © 2017 Premium Times. All rights reserved. Distributed by AllAfrica Global Media (allAfrica.com). To contact the copyright holder directly for corrections — or for permission to republish or make other authorized use of this material, click here.

AllAfrica publishes around 800 reports a day from more than 140 news organizations and over 500 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify allAfrica.com as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.