Strike: Agreements reached with ASUU will yield fruit next week – FG

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The Federal Government expressed hope on Friday that recent accords negotiated with the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, and other education unions will bear fruit next week.

This was said in a statement made on Friday by Olajide Oshundun, the Head of Press and Public Relations at the Ministry of Labour and Employment.

According to the statement, the Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, made the claim while speaking to reporters immediately after a meeting about the continuing strike activities by unions in the education sector.

Remember that ASUU, the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU), and other public university unions went on strike after the federal government failed to satisfy their demands.

The Minister said, “We had a cordial and fruitful discussion; we looked at the issues dispassionately and reached some agreements, to the satisfaction of everybody in attendance,” Ngige said.

“We discussed. Everybody was happy. We reached some agreements and we hope that by next week, those agreements will start maturing”.