The ASUU (Academic Staff Union of Universities) and the JAC of SSANU and NASU (Joint Action Committee of the Non-Academic Staff Union of Educational and Associated Institutions) have argued over the claim that they have reached an agreement with the federal government to call off their ongoing strike.
This was after Chris Ngige, the Minister of Labour and Employment made a comment, “We had a cordial and fruitful discussion; we looked at the issues dispassionately and reached some agreements, to the satisfaction of everybody in attendance.”
He made the statement following the meeting the associations had with the Federal Government, religious leaders and stakeholders in the educational sector.
In response to Ngige’s claims, the national leader of ASUU, Prof. Emmanuel Osodeke said, the association does not want anymore promises from the government, only actions. In his words he said, “They promised us since December 2020 and it is going to a year and a half, they have not done anything. We are waiting for them.”
He continued to say that the only basis for calling off the strike is if the government signs their agreements, accept UTAS, and release EAA and revitalization funds.