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Nigeria: VC committee urges government and ASUU to end strike

Labor and Employment Minister Chris Ngige said on Friday that the federal government and ASUU would resume negotiations this week.

The Committee of Vice Chancellors of Nigerian Universities (CVCNU) has reiterated the need for the Federal Government and the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to resolve the lingering issues to end the ongoing strike.

The chairman of the committee, Samuel Edoumiekumo, a professor, said so in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) Sunday in Abuja.

He said both sides needed to agree to end the strike as soon as possible.

He urged them to honor the agreements reached for academic activities to begin in the universities concerned.

“We have already given a press release from the committee’s general assembly meeting.

“We said ASUU and the federal government should amicably resolve any outstanding issues,” he said.

Mr. Edoumiekumo, Vice-Chancellor of the Niger Delta University, expressed his optimism that the problems will be resolved quickly.

NAN reports that ASUU embarked on a strike on February 14 to press on some demands, including calls for the government to implement the Memorandum of Action (MoA) signed in December 2020 on funding the revitalization of public universities.

Other demands relate to acquired academic stipends, renegotiation of the 2009 agreement, and deployment of the University Transparency and Accountability Solution (UTAS), among others.

During this time, the Minister of Labor and Employment, Chris Ngigesaid on Friday that the federal government and the ASUU would resume negotiations this week.

Nigeria: VC committee urges government and ASUU to end strike

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