STRIKE: ASUU, FG resume talks


The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) is to resume talks tomorrow in Abuja with the Federal Government representatives regarding the implementation of the 2009 agreement between both parties.

Its National President, Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, told The Nation on phone that the union would attend the meeting and table its unfulfilled demands, which led the union to embark on an indefinite strike since August 13.

“The latest is that they (government) have invited us for a meeting on Thursday. We will attend and there present our demands before them,” he said.

Last week, ASUU boycotted a meeting with the Minister of Labour, Dr. Chris Ngige, and the Education Minister, Malam Adamu Adamu, which was to be hosted by Ngige in Abuja.

The union’s demands include the non-registration of Nigerian Universities Pension Management Company (NUPEMCO); payment of incomplete salaries in federal universities and gross under-funding/non-funding of state universities; and non-payment of arrears of earned academic allowances.


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