Strike: FG Inaugurates Renegotiation Team Over 2009 Agreement With ASUU, Others
As part of efforts to find a lasting solution to the lingering industrial action by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), the Federal Government has inaugurated a committee to renegotiate the agreements it had with university-based unions in 1999.
Inaugurating the team on Wednesday in Abuja, the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, and the action of the Federal Government is as a result of controversies that have trailed the terms of the agreements by both parties.
Adamu explained that the Federal Government team is expected to take another look at the 2009 agreements reached with the university-based unions and work with each union towards making far-reaching recommendations that would reposition the Nigerian university system.
“The Federal Government team is expected to take another look at the 2009 agreements reached with the University-based unions and work with each union towards making far-reaching recommendations that would reposition the Nigerian university system,” he said.
“It has also become necessary and urgent that all hands must now be on deck to restore the confidence reposed in university education by students, parents, and the general public.”
The government’s team, which is categorised into substantive members, advisers, and observers, is led by Professor emeritus Munzali Jibril.
Other members of the team include Nihinola Akanbi, Professor Nimi Briggs, Architect Lawrence Ngbale, Professor Femi Odekunle, Senator Nkechi Nworgu, Professor Shehu Abdullahi and Senator Mamman Magoro.