ASUU shuns meeting with FG

The Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, has refused to attend a meeting scheduled for today, Tuesday, August 29, with the Federal Government.

Channels TV reports that that the union will not attend the meeting.

ASUU President, Biodun Ogunyemi said the body has met and discussed the new offer from the FG and submitted a proposal to the government.

Mr. Ogunyemi added that ASUU will only meet with the government after receiving a reply to their proposal.

The meeting was confirmed in a statement issued by the Deputy Director, Press, Ministry of Labour and Employment, Samuel Olowookere, late on Monday, which was called by Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige, following the failure of ASUU to get back to the Federal Government after both parties met on August 17, 2017.

Others expected at today’s meeting were; the Ministers of Education and Finance, Mallam Adamu Adamu and Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, the Chairman, National Income Salaries, and Wages Commission, Executive Secretary, National Universities Commission and the President of the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) Comrade Ayuba Wabba.

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