Talks between FG, ASUU to resume after Eid-el-Kabir

Abuja, Sept. 3, 2017 (TNE) : Talks between the Federal Government and the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) are on course and will resume immedialtly after the Eid-el-Kabir, Minister of Labour and Employment Chris Ngige has said.

In a statement issued by Mr Samuel Olowookere, Deputy Director (Press) in the ministry, Ngige said the meeting would hold shortly after the holiday as requested shortly by the leadership of ASUU.

He dispelled speculations of uncertainty over talks between both bodies.

“Engagement of the striking ASUU members is still being handled by ministers of Labour and Employment, and Education.

“Issues of strike by an employee are a labour matter. The Minister of Labour and Employment is, therefore, synergising with his Ministry of Education counterpart to resolve the dispute.

“This is a normal procedure in government where ministers brief and report to the president or vice-president to streamline efforts and gains in a given assignment,’’ he said. (TNE)

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