- The federal government is holding a meeting with the leadership of ASUU in Abuja
- ASUU started two-week warning strike on Monday, March 9
- The meeting seeks to find an amicable resolution to the ongoing strike by the ASUU
Following the two-week warning strike embarked upon by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), the federal government is holding a crucial meeting with the leadership of the union in Abuja.
The Nation reports that ASUU was led by its president, Prof Biodun Ogunyemi to meet the minister of labour and employment, Chris Ngige in his ministry.
Legit.ng gathered that the meeting, which is holding at the conference room of the ministry, is chaired by Ngige.
According to the report, others in attendance at the meeting included the accountant-general of the federation, Idris Ahmed; the minister of state for education, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba and the finance minister, Zainab Ahmed.
The meeting, according to the federal government, was to proffer solutions to the two-week strike embarked on by the university lecturers on Monday, March 9.
The leadership of both sides are expected to make official statements at the end of the meeting.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that the proposed sexual harassment of students in the tertiary educational institution prohibition bill has pitched the Youth Alive Foundation (YAF) against the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).
It was reported that while YAF is in support of the bill, ASUU is proposing a review of existing laws on sexual harassment in tertiary institutions rather than formulating new ones.
ASUU national president, Professor Ogunyemi, stated this at a public hearing in the Nigerian Senate on Monday, February 17 organised by the Senate committee on judiciary, human rights and legal matters headed by Senator Bamidele Opeyemi from Ekiti state.
In another report, President Muhammadu Buhari said the federal government would not back down on its decision to enrol all employees on its payroll in the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS).
The Nigerian president said all federal government, including those at federal universities, must be registered in the IPPIS system.
The president was reported to have made the statement on Saturday, February 1, during the 29th convocation ceremony of the Federal University of Technology, Minna.
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