Education minister expresses shock over ASUU strike

 Education minister expresses shock over ASUU strike

The Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, has expressed surprise over the one-month industrial action embarked upon by the Academic Staff Union of Universities on Monday.

This is as he said, if after several negotiations between ASUU and FG they have not reached a truce, then the fault is no longer the government’s.

Adamu said this on Wednesday while fielding questions from State House Correspondents shortly after the weekly Federal Executive Council meeting.

According to him, “ASUU, unfortunately, they have gone on strike and I am looking for them because all the issues are being addressed.

“The last thing that happened was that our committee looked at their demands but there are renegotiations going on. They submitted a draft agreement which the ministry is looking at.”

The Minister said that ASUU’s decision came abruptly amidst ongoing negotiations.

Speaking of ASUU’s draft agreement, he said, “A committee is looking at it. Immediately it finishes, the government is meant to announce what it had accepted. Then suddenly, I heard them going on strike.”

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