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FG, ASUU agree to prevent strike



ASUU Strike

Following a closed-door meeting on Wednesday, the Federal Government and the Academic Staff Union of Universities reached an agreement to peacefully resolve all outstanding issues in order to prevent a strike.

They also agreed to initiate a communication process to prevent any planned industrial actions by the union. The meeting, which commenced at approximately 4:30 pm at the Ministry of Education’s headquarters in Abuja, was reported by the News Agency of Nigeria.

The Education Ministers, Prof. Tahir Mamman and Dr. Yusuf Sununu, along with several top officials from the Federal Government team, attended a meeting that lasted more than two hours.


The ASUU President, Prof. Emmanuel Osodeke, who headed the union’s delegation, informed reporters post-meeting that negotiations had commenced and expressed optimism that the government would uphold the agreed terms.

He mentioned that we are currently engaging in conversations regarding various matters and have assigned certain individuals to analyze and come to a consensus on the next steps.

Regarding the two-week deadline set by the union, Osodeke stated that they will provide a comprehensive report of the meeting outcomes to their members.


The crucial aspect is that we have initiated the process, and our hope is to reach a resolution that benefits our youth and the nation as a whole.

After a year in office, the government has finally initiated our first formal meeting. We have begun a process of setting deadlines and reviewing progress on various issues.

The aim is to ensure continuity and address existing challenges in education, as emphasized by Mamman during consultations.


Today’s meeting was fruitful and productive, focusing on improving the system inherited by the current administration and resolving ongoing issues effectively.

Every aspect was thoroughly deliberated, leading to a unanimous agreement on the next steps. Further discussions are planned to address missing information that falls outside our ministry’s jurisdiction, necessitating collaboration with other ministries.

The pivotal outcome was a successful meeting where it was decided to persist with consultations to tackle the challenges facing education in Nigeria, as stated by him.


ASUU previously issued a warning of a nationwide strike due to the government’s failure to fulfill its obligations. The union demanded that the government address their outstanding issues within a two-week timeframe, including concerns such as removal from IPPIS, renegotiation of the 2009 FGN ASUU Agreement, payment of Earned Academic Allowance arrears, and settlement of outstanding salaries.

Ogochukwu Aloke is a political journalist with many years experience in the journalism profession. He is a graduate of Philosophy. He likes surfing the Internet, researching for new things and making new friends.

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