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PMB DIRECTS EDUCATION MINISTER TO RESOLVE ASUU STRIKE WITHIN 2 WEEKS

BoomRadioNG | July 19, 2022

President Muhammadu Buhari has today directed the Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu, to resolve the ongoing strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) and other university-based unions in 2 weeks.

The president gave the directive after receiving briefings from the relevant government Ministries, Departments, and Agencies (MDAs) involved in the ongoing efforts to end the face-off with the university unions.

The president summoned them to get more information on why the strike had persisted for too long.

After the briefing, the President ordered the education minister to ensure that the areas of disagreements were sorted out within two weeks and report back to him.

 

 

He also directed that the Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige to be in any of the meetings to resolve the crisis and the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha to be part of the team to interface with the striking unions.

In attendance at the meeting were the Minister of Education, Malam Adamu, the Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Dr. Zainab Ahmed, the Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Ngige, the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami, 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 had commenced strike on February 14, and other unions also joined them over the alleged inability of the federal government to meet up with their demands.

Written by BoomRadioNG

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