Friday, September 20, 2013


ASUU May End Strike Within Next Two Weeks


There has emerged indications that the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) may
call of its ongoing strike within next two weeks.
This information appeared after a Thursday closed-door meeting with the ASUU members and
Nigerian Vice-President, Namadi Sambo , in Abuja.

The parties did not disclose the details of the meeting, which lasted for almost two hours.
However, ASUU National President, Dr. Nasir Faggae, told State House Correspondents that the
union would make its position known after the National Executive Council (NEC) meeting
scheduled for Saturday, September 21.

In turn, the supervising Minister of Education, Nyesom Wike had assured Nigerians that students
would soon return to school as the FG stands ready to shift ground.
An insider source who wanted to say anonymous, disclosed that going by the new offers made
by the FG, the strike might end within the next two weeks because the FG had agreed to
release fund to revitalize the university system.

"The meeting went well, the vice-president made some new offers that were different from what
was on ground before. For instance, the Federal Government had agreed to start the injection
of revitalisation fund into the university system starting with N100bn this year and N150bn
in 2014 and this will continue until the university system is solid enough to stand ," the
source said.

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