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Strike update.

The Academic Staff Union of Universities’ under the leadership of its National President, Professor Emmanuel Osodeke said the union is not aware of the N1.2tn the Federal Government proposed to meet its members’ demand.

This was disclosed on Thursday.

Moreover, he blamed Chris Ngige, the Minister of Labour and Employment (MLE) for misinforming the President about the union’s ongoing strike.

The Director of Press and Public Relations (PPR) in the MLE, Olajide Oshundun releases a statement.

The statement claimed that the proposal made by the Prof. Limi Briggs-led committee in relation to the demands of members of ASUU and other universities’ unions would need N1.12tn to implement.

On 11th July 2022, President Muhammadu Buhari (rtd Major General) appealed to the union to think over its ongoing strike.

This is because the action is reckoning on parents and students.

Negotiation Proposal

On the proposal, the ASUU President says he and the union are totally not aware of the amount in circulation by the FG in order to resolve the strike.

ASUU President said:

If the President had been properly briefed by the committee through the Minister of Education, I don’t think the President would have said ‘enough is enough, go to your class while we are negotiating.’

It is the Labour Minister and his group that would have gone to the President to tell him that we chase out his people, we refuse salary.

We are not aware of where their so-called figure arrives from. In all our agreement and discussion, we didn’t talk about N1.2 trillion or N2.4 trillion, or whatever. We didn’t.

We didn’t calculate the quantum of what we would need. We calculated what each member of our union will earn.

If this man who is telling you this figure can tell a lie that ASUU chased out his members from the negotiation table, why would he not tell a lie about the figure?

The ministry is churning out fake figures. We negotiated with the Education Ministry, so wherever they got the documents is their business.

Orji Kalu Urge To The FG

The Chief Whip of the Senate, Orji Kalu is asking the FG to reopen negotiation with the academic union.

However, the former Abia State governor cried about the disruption of academic activities the incessant strike has caused.

His words:

The Federal Government should also endeavour to implement the signed agreements with the lecturers in the interest of students, their parents, the education sector and the country at large.

The Federal Government should urgently take all necessary measures to open a realistic negotiation with ASUU to stop the strike and implement the signed agreements in the interest of our students, their parents, the education sector and the country.

Strike update.

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