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ASUU Holds NEC Meeting Today, May Call Off Strike

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The leadership of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), will today hold a crucial National Executive Council (NEC) meeting at the Federal University of Technology, Minna, Niger State.

This meeting comes on the heels of a peace deal brokered by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) on the impasse between ASUU and the Federal Government.

On Wednesday December 11th 2013, The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Federal Government on the the restructured 2009 agreement.

President of the NLC, Abdulwahed Omar, the Minister of Education, Nyesom Wike and Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, MacJohn Nwaobiala witnessed the signing. The MOU had stated that none of the striking lecturers would be victimised because of the strike. It also includes agreement on the N200 billion deposited with the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) for the universities as intervention fund.

The ASUU President, Nasir Fagge would be presenting the MOU before the NEC members today for further deliberation. The ASUU strike marks 169 days today. The strike, according to the union, is a response to the Federal Government’s failure to implement the 2009 pact both parties reached.

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