FG Appeals to ASUU to Suspend Strike, Reaches Accord on Audit of N30bn

The federal government on Tuesday reached an agreement with the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) aimed at resolving the indefinite strike by the union.

The meeting came as the government urged the university lecturers to suspend their ongoing strike in the interest of the nation.

ASUU had Monday embarked on strike following the failure to implement the agreement it reached with the federal government in 2009.

The meeting between leadership of the union and the Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige, ended with an agreement to audit the N30 billion earlier given to the union in 2010.

After the meeting, which lasted for more than four hours, both sides took significant steps towards resolving the issues raised by the union.

Confirming the development, the Deputy Director, Press Ministry of Labour and Employment, Samuel Olowookere, in a statement, assured Nigerians that efforts were being made to resolve the outstanding differences with the union.


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