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Strike: House Of Reps In Meeting With ASUU

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Gbajabiamila meets Buhari

Some ministers and the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) are currently meeting with the leadership of the house of representatives over the dispute between the two parties.

The house speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila, and other principal officers are hosting the meeting, following decisions by the lawmaker to wade into the in the disagreement that caused ASUU to embark on strike.

Present at the meeting were the Minister of state for education, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, Minister of state for labour and employment, Festus Keyamo and ASUU chairman, Biodun Ogunyemi.

Also present is Ekpo Nta, chairman, National Salaries, Income and Wages Commission among other stakeholders.

On Monday, ASUU has announced that it is commencing a strike saying it is meant to compel the federal government to implement its 2019 agreement and resolution with the union.

The union stated also that the demand also includes the 2013 and 2017 memoranda of understanding (MOU) that are yet to be implemented.

The union has also been at loggerheads with the government over the directive to members of ASUU to enrol into the Integrated Payroll Personnel Information System (IPPIS) which the government made compulsory for all civil servants.

The government had declared the strike illegal, saying ASUU cannot dictate to its employers.

Source: Naija News

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