VP to APC governors: We must act fast to end ASUU strike

VP to APC governors: We must act fast to end ASUU strike
On Tuesday, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo (SAN) emphasised the importance of moving quickly to put an end to the Academic Staff Union of Universities' six-month-long strike.

The Vice President made this statement while hosting APC Governors in his office at the Presidential Villa.

According to VP spokeswoman Laolu Akande's statement, the governors were paying the law professor a congratulations visit after his knee surgery last month.

The statement partly read, “The VP also commended the expertise of Nigerian doctors and the availability of cutting-edge medical facilities existing in the country. But he regretted that doctors are restrained by regulations to advertise and as a result, many people are unaware of the level of quality medical services available locally”

“During the brief interaction that followed at the meeting, important national issues were also raised especially regarding the economy and the ASUU strike.

“The Vice President and the Governors then agreed to engage these and other pressing issues further to bring urgent resolution for the benefit of the Nigerian people.”

The Vice President was also quoted as saying, “We all need to work together on these critical issues. We need to think through things, and we need to do it fast.”

Present at the meeting were Governors, Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi State; Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State; Simon Lalong of Plateau State; Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State; Muhammad Badaru Abubakar of Jigawa State; Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq of Kwara; Abubakar Sani Bello of Niger State; Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State; Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa, and the deputy governor of Ebonyi State, Kelechi Igwe.

Channels Television reported that ASUU on Monday extended its six-month-old strike indefinitely until the Federal Government meets its demands. The lecturers of public universities embarked on the industrial action on February 14, 2022.

Last week, the Minister of Education Adamu Adamu said the Federal Government had addressed most of the union’s demands including the release of N50b for the payment of earned allowances for academic and non-academic and non-academic staff of universities but the striking lecturers said their demands were yet to be met.
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