ASUU Strike: FG has made an offer to the union-- Minister

The Minister of Education, Prof. Ruqqayatu
Rufai has said the Federal Government
made an offer to ASUU but was yet to
receive any response from the union.
The minister, who was answering questions
from journalists in Abuja did not give any
hint on the details of the offer made by the
government to the union, but maintained
that government was still expecting ASUU's
“They are our colleagues, we meet with
them, we discussed with them.
There is an offer from government. We
expected to hear from them and up till now
we are expecting to hear from them," she
Also commenting on the issue, the
Executive Secretary of the National
Universities Commission, Prof. Julius Okojie
said that ASUU was supposed to write the
government in respect of the offer made to
them during a meeting held between them
about three weeks ago.
Okojie said that ASUU had informed
representatives of the Federal Government
that it would get its response after its
National Executive Meeting (NEC).
“We have no official report from them.
They should write to us. We have been
meeting regularly. We even met on Sunday.
“About three weeks ago, there was an offer
made to them by the government. They said
that they were going to their NEC, what we
expected from them is that they should have
come to us and told us what was the result.
“As far as I am concerned, if they are on
strike we don't know. They should write to
Members of the Academic Staff Union of
Universities (ASUU) started a
nationwide strike on Tuesday to press home
their demands for the
implementation of the 2009 agreements
with the Federal Government.

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