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fG invites ASUU & ASUP to an emergency meeting today as strike threat begins

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ABUJA–MINISTER of Education,Mallam Adamu Adamu,has invited the leadership of Academic Staff Union of Universities,ASUU,to an emergency meeting. The meeting, scheduled for today, Tuesday,is coming following the threat by the union to embark on another round of strike. A statement to this effect, Monday evening by the Director Press and Public Relations of the ministry, Bem Goong, quoted the minister as explaining that the meeting is “intended to nip the strike in the bud.”

The statement read in full:”Education Minister Adamu Adamu has invited the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to an emergency meeting following the threat to embark on another round of strike. “The emergency meeting is to hold today, the 6th of April 2021 at 11:00am in the Ministry’s Headquarters in Abuja. “Explaining the reason for the emergency meeting, the Minister said the meeting is intended to nip the strike in the bud. “It will be recalled that ASUU has issued a notice of strike over what the union has described as the refusal of Government to implement some of the agreements entered into between the union and the Federal Government. ASUU has just called off a nine month old strike in January this year.”

The federal government has invited officials of the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) to an emergency meeting over its proposed strike.

ASUP had directed its members to go on strike from April 6 over salary arrears, non-constitution of governing councils, “victimisation”, among other issues.

However, Adamu Adamu, minister of education, has scheduled a meeting with the union on today Tuesday.

According to a statement issued on Monday by Ben Bem Goong, spokesperson for the ministry of education, the meeting is part of efforts to address the issues raised by ASUP.

“Education Minister, Adamu Adamu, has invited the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) to an emergency meeting following the threat by the Union to embark on strike,” the statement reads.

“The emergency meeting is to hold today, the 6th of April, 2021, at 1:00am in the Ministry’s Headquarters in Abuja.

“Explaining the reason for the emergency meeting, the Minister said the meeting is intended to nip the strike in the bud.

“It will be recalled that ASUP has issued a notice of strike over what the union has described as the refusal of Government to implement some of the agreements entered into between the union and the Federal Government.”


SUMMARY

The meeting between the federal government and ASUU will hold by 11am this morning, while the meeting between federal government and Asup will be by 1pm in the afternoon. The meeting will basically be to talk about how the strike threats will will be resolved, because Asup are supposed to begin their strike today but with this meeting schedule, they might likely not embark fully on the strike anymore.

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