ASUU Makes U-turn, Says No Agreement Have Been Reached With FG Over Ongoing Strike

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has said that no agreement has been reached between the union and the Federal Government.

This is coming barely two days after the Federal Government had a meeting with ASUU and reported that an agreement has been reached with the union. (Read the report HERE).

In an interview with Tribune Online on Wednesday, the ASUU president, Prof Biodun Ogunyemi said the negotiations between both parties were still inconclusive, adding that the team that represented ASUU at the meeting has no final say concerning the decision making as a body on matters of such magnitude.

Ogunyemi also explained that what is on the ground now is not an agreement but a proposal which the union insisted must be written down showing the government’s plans of action. He said:

“it was just yesterday (Tuesday) that government sent the proposal to us without waiting for feedback before going to the public that we have reached an agreement. ASUU does not operate in that manner.”

“The ASUU team that met the Federal Government,” he noted, “would have to consult our principal over the proposal which we are already doing.”

ASUU declared an indefinite nationwide strike on Sunday, November 4, 2018 at its NEC meeting held at the Federal University of Technology, Akure.

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