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ASUU Gives Update On Ending Strike After Meeting With FG

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The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) on Wednesday noted that it is waiting for President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration to respond to its demands.

Naija News had earlier reported that ASUU leadership met with the renegotiation committee headed by Prof. Nimi Briggs on Monday.

The federal government committee met with the union to discuss the continuation of the renegotiation of the FGN-ASUU 2009 agreements.

The President of ASUU, Emmanuel Osodeke, who spoke with Punch at the meeting disclosed that the union are waiting for the government to respond to its demand discussed with the committee.

Osodeke speaking on if ASUU would call off the strike, said, “I don’t know if we are calling off the strike soon. We are waiting for the final response from the government.

“It is a committee of different government agencies. They need to go back to their principal and look at what we agreed on and then get back to us. When they respond to us, we will give you full details.”

Osodeke further stated that the University Transparency and Accountability Solution is still undergoing tests by National Information Technology Development Agency.

The ASUU President noted that the union has had met with the committee set up by the Federal Government three times.

He said, “They will call us when they are ready for another meeting, but none for now. We have had about three meetings with them.’’