ASUU Strike: FG, Union may reach agreement next week

The Federal Government is optimistic that the decisions reached its tripartite plus meeting with university unions would start yielding fruits next week.

This is contained in a statement issued in Abuja on Friday by the Head, of Press, and Public Relations in the ministry, Mr. Olajide Oshundun.

Oshundun quoted the Minister of Labour and Employment, Sen. Chris Ngige, saying this while addressing newsmen at the end of the meeting on the ongoing strike by unions in the education sector.

“We had a cordial and fruitful discussion; we looked at the issues dispassionately and reached some agreements, to the satisfaction of everybody in attendance,” Ngige said.

He said that the parties included the Nigeria Inter-Religious Council (NIREC) headed by the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III; and the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), led by Rev. Sampson Ayokunle, NIREC co- chairman.

“We discussed. Everybody was happy. We reached some agreements and we hope that by next week, those agreements will start maturing.

“The four unions will also go and brief their members so that they can call off the strike,” he said.



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