GOVT, ASUU TALKS COLLAPSE, VARSITIES TO REMAIN SHUT

Written by on November 5, 2020

HOPE FOR A QUICK RESOLUTION HAS AGAIN DIMMED FOR THE REOPENING OF PUBLIC UNIVERSITIES SHUT SINCE MARCH.

TALKS BETWEEN THE GOVERNMENT AND THE ACADEMIC STAFF UNION OF UNIVERSITIES (ASUU) COLLAPSED.

WEDNESDAY’S MEETING WAS EXPECTED TO FINALLY BREAK THE ICE IN THE DISAGREEMENT TO PAVE THE WAY FOR RESUMPTION OF ACADEMIC ACTIVITIES.

THE FIRST SETBACK WAS THE ABSENCE OF MINISTER OF EDUCATION ADAMU ADAMU AND MINISTER OF FINANCE MRS. ZAINAB AHMED.

BOTH MINISTERS WERE SAID TO BE AWAY AT THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY FOR BUDGET 2021 DEFENCE.

BUT MINISTER OF LABOUR AND EMPLOYMENT DR. CHRIS NGIGE WAS ON HAND.

AFTER THE MEETING, ASUU PRESIDENT PROF. BIODUN OGUNYEMI, SAID “THERE WAS NOTHING NEW”. HE DECLINED TO ELABORATE.

NGIGE, HOWEVER, SHED SOME LIGHT ON THE UNRESOLVED ISSUES.


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