Saturday, 2 September 2017

ASUU Strike: Osinbajo Will Not Take Over Negotiation With Lecturers – Presidency

Two days after a minister announced that Vice President Yemi Osinbajo “has taken over some of the aspects of the negotiations and discussions” with striking university lecturers, the presidency has corrected the statement saying the minister was “misrepresented.”
Speaking at the end of the Federal Executive Council meeting on recently, Chris Ngige, the Minister of Labour and Employment, spoke on the decision reached at the meeting regarding the strike.

“This is the first national strike that this government is facing and we want to discuss,” he said.

“At council today, the Vice President has taken over some of the aspects of the negotiations and discussions.

“So, we are continuing the meeting in his office and when we finish meeting, we will get back to ASUU for another round of meeting and we are hopeful that we will be able to go to an appreciable extent to solve some of the outstanding issues that is preventing them from going back to work,
” he said.

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