FG, ASUU meet Thursday


The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) will on Thursday resume talks with the Federal Government on the implementation of the 2009 agreement signed by both parties.

ASUU National president, Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, told The Nation on phone that the union would attend the meeting and table its unfulfilled demands which caused the union to embark on indefinite strike.

“The latest is that they (government) had invited us for a meeting on Thursday. We will attend and present our demands before them,” he said.

Last week, ASUU boycotted a meeting with the Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige, and his Education counterpart, Malam Adamu Adamu.

The meeting was convened by Ngige.

The union’s demands include the non-registration of Nigerian Universities Pension Management Company (NUPEMCO), payment of incomplete salaries in federal universities and gross under-funding/non-funding of state universities, non-payment of arrears of earned academic allowances, non release of funds for rehabilitation of public universities, non-implementation of guidelines for retirement benefits of professors and failure to exempt varsities from the Treasury Single Account (TSA).

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Godwin Okafor is a Financial Journalist, Internet Social Entrepreneur and Founder of Naija247news Media Limited. He has over 16 years experience in financial journalism. His experience cuts across traditional and digital media. He started his journalism career at Business Day, Nigeria and founded Naija247news Media in 2010. Godwin holds a Bachelors degree in Industrial Relations and Personnel Management from the Lagos State University, Ojo, Lagos. He is an alumni of Lagos Business School and a Fellow of the University of Pennsylvania (Wharton Seminar for Business Journalists). Over the years, he has won a number of journalism awards. Godwin is the chairman of Emmerich Resources Limited, the publisher of Naija247news.

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