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10:24 Mon, 23 Sep 2013

Hope of an early resolution of the strike embarked
on by the public universities� lecturers rises as the
Vice-President Namadi Sambo met with the
leadership of the Academic Staff Union of
Universities in Abuja on Thursday.
The meeting held behind closed doors had in
attendance the supervising Minister of Education,
Nyesom Wike and the Executive Secretary of
National Universities Commission, Prof. Julius Okojie.
The union was led by its National President, Dr.
Nasir Faggae, and two former Presidents of ASUU;
Dr. Dipo Fasina and Dr. Abdullahi Sule-Kano.
Others at the meeting were the Vice-Chancellors
of Bayero University Kano, Prof. Abdulrasheed
Abubakar; Prof. Isaac Adewole of the University of
Ibadan; and Prof. Muhammed Hamisu of the
Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi.
It was however uncertain if yesterday�s
discussion was fruitful as the two parties did not
disclose the outcome of the meeting which lasted
for two hours to journalists. Fagge, however, told
State House Correspondents that the union would
make its position known after the National
Executive Council meeting. Wike assured Nigerians
 students would soon return to school as
 government was ready to make sure all the
 contending issues were resolved as soon as
But a source at the meeting, who pleaded
anonymity, however, told one of our
correspondents that going by the new offers
made by the Federal Government, the strike might
be called off within the next two weeks.
This, the source said, was because the Federal
Government had agreed to inject fund to revitalize
the university system. �The meeting went well, the
vice-president made some new offers that were
different from what was on ground before.
For instance, the Federal Government had agreed
to start the injection of revitalisation fund into the
university system starting with N100bn this year
and N150bn in 2014 and this will continue until the
university system is solid enough to stand.
The source, however, said that the ASUU team
promised the vice-president that the union would
make it decision on the strike known after its NEC
meeting unconfirmed source said had been
scheduled for Saturday.
By Samsco.

story story! samsco, dont make us happy un_necessarily
am serious.
i say amen to that news.
@ sam so d next week has never come since sept?
I pray it will be as being delibrated
Its true users, Samsco is right. Just wait till then and see it happen.
EDEMID link=topic=1394. msg6992#msg6992 date=1379962447:
i say amen to that news.
Amenoooooo. I really do hope it happens. Well, its a may happen decision. Lets wait and see if really they will do as they have said.
which way nigeria we the student, the youth, the future generatn are pleading d fed.govt to cal strike so dat our hope wil not lost
Lets wait nd c o

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