FEC sits today, Minister to present ASUU demands to Buhari for agreement approval


The Federal Executive Council of Nigeria, Headed by President Muhammadu Buhari will hold her customary sitting today at ASO Rock where an array of national issues will be discussed and one of such is the lingering ASUU strike.

The Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu had earlier confirmed that he had received the feedback of the Ninu Briggs Committee with the striking Lecturers and all that is left is to table the report before the president and to get his agreement with the terms of the agreement with the striking lecturers.

Although the government had met some requirements of ASUU during the period of the strike which is the payment of the salary arrears while the 2009 intervention and revitalisation agreement is being renegotiated. Although the government had blamed the paucity of funds for the delay in meeting the requirements and agreement of the 2009 agreement.

On the other hand, Trade Union Congress, TUC has appealed to ASUU to shift grounds on their demands and return to the class for the sake of the students.

Mr Monday Ogbodum, Cross River chapter Chairman of the TUC, appealed in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Calabar on Tuesday.

Ogbodum said the Academy Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) had "clearly" made their points known to the world with the prolonged strike and advised the government not to always allow issues to degenerate to strike before taking action.

Source— Campus News

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