LATEST ON STRIKE: FG say, We won’t make gunpoint negotiations with ASUU.
Latest on ASUU strike
THE Federal Ministry of Education has said it will not enter into agreements with the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) under duress.
The meeting was hold yesterday.
The ministry called on ASUU to call off its strike “so that we will not have gunpoint negotiations and make promises that we will not be able to fulfill.”
The ministry’s spokesman, made this known in an interview with The PUNCH on yesterday on Monday 13/3/2022.
It was also gathered that the National Executive Council of the union, which is currently meeting at the University of Abuja, would announce the final decision on whether to proceed with an indefinite strike or suspend the current industrial action today.
The National President, ASUU, Emmanuel Osodeke, confirmed that the NEC was indeed meeting, but refused to make further comments.
“The NEC is meeting and details will be communicated,” the ASUU president simply said.
However, a high-ranking source in the NEC told our correspondent that the union would have no choice but to go on a full-blown strike as the government had failed to do anything tangible to meet its demands.
“The government has failed to do any tangible thing since the announcement of the warning strike. As much as we are not happy about going Strike.