Nigeria: ASUU Takes Govt’s Offer To Universities

Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) yesterday said it was still consulting on the offer made to it by government to call off a strike action university lecturers embarked upon since last year.

Indications of a an amicable resolution emerged Tuesday night when ASUU President Comrade Ukachukwu Awuzie told reporters after a meeting with the government team headed by Secretary to the Government of the Federation Senator Anyim Pius Anyim that ASUU will convene an expanded meeting of its members to look at the offer.

However, when contacted by Daily Trust last night, Professor Awuzie reiterated that the strike was still on and that the meeting of the National Executive Council (NEC) of the union had yet to meet likewise that of its various levels.

“I said it the other day that we shall do it as it deserves to be done. We have communications channel for taking decisions, we are very democratic, we have to present it to the various levels of our union and when we get through that, we make a statement. But it will be very soon.”

ASUU is demanding improved funding of universities, increased wages and retirement age for members from 65 to 70 years, amongst other others.

Source: Daily trust

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