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I Don’t Understand ASUU’s Latest Strike – Minister of Education

Academic Staff Union of Universities

Academic Staff Union of Universities

The Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, has come out to express shock over the one-month industrial action embarked upon by the Academic Staff Union of Universities on Monday.

He recently had his say while speaking to the press, and Nigerians have been reacting.

According to him, he is struggling to see the reasons for the latest strike because all issues that should lead to one have been addressed.

Adamu added that ASUU recently submitted a draft agreement which the ministry is looking at, so the hasty decision to strike is not understandable.

His words, “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.”

“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.”

On skipping meetings, “ASUU will never say that. I always call the meeting myself. The meetings I didn’t attend were those that happened when I was in hospital in Germany.”

“We want a peaceful resolution. The federal government is ready to meet them on all issues they have raised and if there are so many meetings and the gap is not closing, then I think it’s not the fault of the government.”

“There is a solution to this. The negotiations are the solution and that is why I have said that I am surprised that ASUU has gone on strike.”


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