Strike: ASUU suspends meeting with federal government indefinitely

Strike: ASUU suspends meeting with federal government indefinitely

- The hope that ASUU will soon call off its strike seems to have encountered a brick wall

- This is as a result of the indefinite suspension of its meeting with the Nigerian government

- According to the union, the time frame given to consult their members is too short

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The scheduled meeting between the federal government and the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has been postponed indefinitely. The meeting was scheduled to hold on Wednesday, December 9.

ASUU said the reason for the indefinite suspension was as a result of the time frame the FG gave them to consult their members.

The message on its Twitter handle read:

However, Nigerians have reacted to the latest development on Twitter.

Strike: ASUU suspends meeting with federal government indefinitely
The meeting between the federal government and the ASUU has been postponed indefinitely. Photo: @ASUUNGR
Source: Twitter

@SebagoHameed in his reaction wrote:

"ASUU is obviously becoming a threat to the educational sector. News had it earlier that their opinion will be made known before the end of this week, now they are postponing the meeting in disguise as a reaction to what Ngige said."

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@von_Bismack also said:

"This is rubbish. What stops ASUU from summoning its members within a week."

Uche Obinna withe the Twitter handle @UcheObi71841475 commented:

"Now the question is, is ASUU genuinely after the benefit of the students? My answer is No. Their real interest is how to make a better deal with the government and get their salary and other benefits improved while a lot of lives and career are rotting at home."

Meanwhile, had reported that reactions followed Buhari's statement on the eight-month-long strike by ASUU.

The president who described the strike as amazing accused the lecturers of not taking into consideration the larger challenges facing the country in their demands.

Nigerians in their usual ways quickly rushed to social media to give diverse opinions on the ASUU strike as it affects the country.

According to @kemosula on Twitter, the government has no moral justification to blame the lecturers.

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Also, recall that had reported there was a verbal exchange between the minister of labour and employment, Chris Ngige, and the leadership of the ASUU.

The union's president, Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, blamed the federal government for the union's failure to call off the strike.

In reaction, Ngige described the claims by the union's boss as false and misleading.

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