Tuesday, May 17, 2022

ASUU To Take Final Decision On Strike Tomorrow As The Union Commences Two-day Meeting

Final decision on impending strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU is set to be made on Sunday.

This is as the national Executive Committee of the union will commence a two-day meeting at the University of Lagos, Akoka, to finalise the union’s decision on an impending strike on Saturday, February 12.

According to reports, members of the ASUU NEC will make the final decision on the strike – to be reached by voting – known at the end of the meeting on Sunday.

Meanwhile, Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, has promised to step into the dispute between the Federal Government and ASUU if the Ministry of Education and the National Universities Commission failed to resolve the issue.

He said:

“The Ministry of Education is their employer and we have handed over the necessary tools to them. The major issue with ASUU now is the deployment of UTAS which is under the purview of NITDA which is under the Ministry of Communication and Digital Economy. The NUC also has its own role to play.

“My role is to play a reconciliatory officer. If their employers and the NUC fail to reconcile them, then I step in as the reconciliatory officer. It’s not more than that. But I know their employers are finding ways to resolve these issues.”

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