No invitation from FG for any negotiation – ASUU speaks as 2-month strike elapses
The Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, has declared that the Federal Government has not invited the university lecturers to a negotiation meeting as it claimed.
Reports had emerged that the Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige, would be meeting with the striking lecturers on Monday to resolve the lingering crisis.
Recall that following inability of the Federal Government to implement agreements entered into with ASUU, the union had after a one-month warning strike in February, shut down public universities for another two months which would elapse on Monday (April 9).
Ngige, who is also a 2023 presidential candidate under the platform of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, assured Nigerians in a statement on Friday that the lingering crisis would be resolved in a meeting on Monday.
However, the National President of ASUU, Prof. Emmanuel Osodeke, told DAILY POST on Sunday that the union has not received any invitation from the government.
He said, “The way you heard it, that was how we got the news too. We heard it in the media. The Minister of Labour has not reached out to us for any meeting.
“We expected that if there would be any meeting, he should have reached out to us first before going to the media”.
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