Yet again, Federal Government fails to meet demands of ASUU over the ongoing strike
The Federal Government-appointed committee led by Prof. Nimi Briggs to rewrite the 2009 agreement signed by the government with the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, and put a stop to the union’s ongoing strike has failed to meet the three-month deadline set by the FG.
The committee was granted three months to complete its task after being launched by the Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu, on March 7 of this year.
Adamu reportedly gave the committee permission to continue negotiating with the union because there appeared to be some progress, despite the fact that no firm agreement had been reached within the time limit.
“We’ve been meeting and will continue to meet after the public holiday later this week.” We are accessible for discussions and talks at any time. “If the committee was given a time restriction to work within, that should not be an issue for us,” he said.
When asked if any progress had been achieved thus far during their sessions, Osodeke said yes, but added that anything they came up with would be made public in due time.
In a phone conversation with the correspondent, Briggs also stated that the outcome of the renegotiation will be made public when the time came.
Remember that Adamu established the committee to find a long-term solution to the ongoing strike by ASUU and other university staff unions over the government’s failure to implement several provisions of the 2009 agreement reached by the two parties.
The administration is blaming a lack of funding for the deal’s inability to be implemented in some areas, while the union accuses the government of failing to set priorities correctly.