ASUU: We are Waiting to Hear ‘Final Response’ From FG

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Minister of Labour, Chris Ngige (left), ASUU President, Emmanuel Osodeke (middle), Former ASUU President, Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi (right)

As regards the ongoing strike, the Academic Staff Union of Universities has said its association is awaiting a final response from the Federal Government.

ASUU leadership met with the Federal Government’s renegotiation committee headed by Prof. Nimi Briggs on Monday, an event related to the ongoing renegotiation of the FGN-ASUU 2009 agreements.

Emmanuel Osodeke, the president of ASUU, told a punch correspondent that the meeting was fair and the union was expecting a final response from the government.

After a fair deliberation with Prof. Briggs’ committee, Osodeke was asked if ASUU would call off the strike soon. He replied, ‘‘I don’t know if we are calling off the strike soon. We are waiting for the final response from the government.

“It is a committee of different government agencies. They need to go back to their principal and look at what we agreed on and then get back to us. When they respond to us, we will give you full details.”

ASUU has had three meetings with the Federal Government’s Committee on University Transparency and Accountability Solution, the president revealed, adding that the project is still undergoing testing by the National Information Technology Development Agency.

In addition, Osodeke said that the committee had not issued any new invitations to its association.

According to him, “They will call us when they are ready for another meeting, but none for now. We have had about three meetings with them.’’

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