Buhari’s Chief of Staff, Prof. Gambari, Ngige to Meet ASUU
By Nafisat Bello
The Chief of Staff to the President, Prof. Ibrahim Gambari and the Minister for Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, will be meeting with the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) today to resolve the lingering issues.
This new development was confirmed by a member of ASUU, University of Abuja chapter.
The meeting, scheduled to be held at the Banquet Hall of the Presidential Villa, Abuja, is targetted at finding a lasting solution to the lingering strike by the university lecturers.
It was also gathered that the Non-Academic Staff Union of Educational and Associated Institutions (NASU) and other registered trade unions in Nigerian universities would be participating in the meeting.
As recalled on Monday, ASUU, extended its ongoing roll-over strike which commenced on February 14, by another three months.
Its demands include the funding of the revitalisation of public universities, the Earned Academic Allowances, the University Transparency Accountability Solution (UTAS) and promotion arrears.
Others include the renegotiation and implementation of 2009 ASUU-FG Agreement and the inconsistency in Integrated Personnel Payroll Information System.