Federal Government meets leadership of Academic Staff Union of Universities over planned strike

 Federal Government meets leadership of Academic Staff Union of Universities over planned strike

The Federal Government and the leadership of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, met yesterday at the Conference Hall of the Federal Ministry of Labour and Employment over the planned strike by the union.

The meeting which was on the instance of the Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige was to among other things resolve the recent threat by the University lecturers to embark on strike.

It was also aimed at evaluating the implementation of the Memorandum of Action (MoA) entered into by the parties.

Speaking to journalists, the Minister, who said that the meeting was successful, said the meeting evaluated seven key issues, with both parties expressing satisfaction with the implementation stages of what he termed “work in progress.”

The Minister in statement issued by Charles Akpan, Deputy Director Press and Public Relations, in the Ministry, said some of the items in the MoA were nearly done hundred percent within the timeline.

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