ASUU Strike May Linger Till April As Minister Inaugurates Committee

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Education Minister, Adamu Adamu

The Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, will Monday inaugurate a committee to renegotiate the 2009 agreement between the Federal Government and the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).

It is expected that the committee will make its report available in six weeks from the time of inauguration.

VANTAGE NEWS reports that the 2009 agreement has always been the crux of the disagreement between the two parties.

On multiple occasions, ASUU had accused the Federal Government of failing to implement some of the agreements reached.

The government had as far back as 2009, agreed with ASUU that the condition of service of university lecturers would be reviewed every five years.

The condition of service includes the issue of salaries and allowances of the lecturers.

However, the education minister has now constituted a seven-man committee to look into the agreement.

The spokesman for the Ministry of Education, Ben Goong confirmed that the committee will be inaugurated on Monday.

“The Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, will inaugurate a team to renegotiate the agreement the Federal Government reached with the Academic Staff Union of Universities in 2009,” Goong stated.

The spokesman for the Ministry of Labour and Employment, Charles Akpan, explained that the committee would be expected to turn in its report in six weeks.

“The committee on renegotiation set up by the Ministry of Education is expected to round off everything on the condition of service and turn in its report in six weeks,” Akpan said.

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