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FG, ASUU To Resume Negotiations To End Nationwide Strike


According to news reports today, the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) is set to go back to negotiating with the federal government in order to end the ongoing nationwide strike.

The Academic Staff Union of Universities had gone on an indefinite strike to protest the nonpayment of salaries and the order in which the enrolment of its members into the Integrated Payroll and Personnel and Information System was done.

The strike was followed by the nationwide lockdown that was declared in order to curb the spread of the virus, which had also led to closing of schools nationwide.

However, there have been new developments over the weekend which indicated that the Union and the Federal government is set to go back to the negotiation table to end the almost 5-months old ASUU strike.

The President of the union, Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, told THISDAY that the union had met with the Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, in order to help facilitate the return to the negotiation table with the Federal Government on the grievances of lecturers.

The union president also mentioned that its alternative payment platform, which is the University Transparency and Accountability Solution (UTAS) is ready for validation and verification by the agencies of the FG.

The Minister of Labour had also earlier revealed that he is set to invite the union back to the table to start the negotiations again.

Although the president of ASUU, Ogunyemi revealed that the union was ready to resume the negotiations, but an invitation had not been extended to the union.

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