President Muhammadu Buhari has directed Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu to end the ongoing Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) strike and industrial action and that of three other university-based unions by two weeks.
The President gave the directive during a meeting with some Ministers and heads of Federal Government agencies playing roles in resolving the lingering crises within the tertiary subsector of the education sector.
Besides Adamu, among those at the meeting, were the Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Dr. Zainab Ahmed; the Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Ngige; and the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Professor Isa Pantami.
Others were the Head of Service of the Federation, Dr. Folashade Yemi-Esan, the Chairman of National Salaries Income and Wages Commission, Ekpo Nta, the Director-General Budget Office, Ben Akabueze.
ASUU embarked on strike on February 14 with other unions also withdrawing their services after that as a result of the alleged inability of the Federal Government to meet their demands
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