BREAKING: “I Directly Met With ASUU Leadership in My House” Education Minister Gives Fresh Updates on Strike

BREAKING: “I Directly Met With ASUU Leadership in My House” Education Minister Gives Fresh Updates on Strike

  • The minister of education, Adamu Adamu, has said the government has maximized all available options to ensure that sticking ASUU returns to classrooms
  • Adamu added that he has personally met with the leadership of ASUU anywhere and everywhere, including his house, his officer, ASUU secretariat and other places
  • Adamu stated that the only disagreement between FG and ASUU now is the issue of no work, no pay and that he had promised that government would not break any law

FCT, Abuja - The federal government has said it has explored all within its capacity concerning the ongoing industrial action of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).

Adamu Adamu, the minister of education, said this in Abuja on Tuesday, September 6, during a meeting with pro-chancellors and vice-chancellors of federal universities, The Nation reported.

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The minister is expected to brief journalists after the meeting as the meeting is still ongoing as of the time of writing this report.

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The minister added that they have been guided by the directive of President Muhammadu Buhari, which is that the unions should be persuaded to return to work, but the government should not repeat the past mistake by signing the agreement it would not implement.

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He added that the government should seed the future to disruption in the guise of resolving the current challenges.

Adamu maintained that in resolving the strike, the government had done everything within its capacity, adding that he had had inter-ministerial consultations, negotiated with all government agencies and interacted with the unions.

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The minister said, personally, he had met with the union everywhere and anywhere to find lasting solutions to the current challenges.

“For example, I directly met with ASUU leadership in my house, in my office and at the ASUU Secretariat on several different occasions, in addition to other formal engagements going on,” Adamu said.

He stressed that one major challenge in the negotiation process between the ASUU and the government is the issue of “no work, no pay.”

While expressing gratitude to other unions who have made the sacrifice of understanding the government’s position on the matter, Adamu insisted that the government would not break the law by paying the striking unions' salaries during the industrial action.

Full list of state-owned universities that do not join ASUU strike earlier reported that some state-owned universities have not joined the ASUU strike as the industrial actions of the academics enter the 204th day.

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States whose universities did not join the industrial action included Osun, Oyo, Lagos, Rivers, Delta, Akwa Ibom, Anambra.

The federal government has also vowed, on Monday, September 5, to deploy all strategies to end strikes in the country's tertiary institutions.


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