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Resolve ASUU Crisis In 14 Days, Buhari Tells Adamu

President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered Mallam Adamu Adamu, the minister of education, to find a resolution for the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) strike within two weeks.

In a meeting with the minister and other pertinent authorities on Tuesday, the President issued the order.

Buhari called the meeting to hear an explanation from government officials on why the strike had lasted so long.

The President instructed the Minister of Education to see that the problems were fixed within two weeks and to report back to him after hearing from the pertinent ministries and departments.

The PUNCH learned that in addition to giving the education minister instructions; the president had mandated that the secretary to the government of the federation and the minister of labor and employment, Chris Ngige, be present at all meetings to help the problem be resolved quickly.

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Present at the meeting were Adamu, Ngige, and Mustapha, as well as the Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed; the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami; the Head of Service of the Federation, Folashade Yemi-Esan; the Chairman of National Salaries Income and Wages Commission, Ekpo Nta; and the Director-General Budget Office, Ben Akabuez.

On February 14, 2022, ASUU began a nationwide strike action.

The government’s implementation of the Integrated Personnel Payroll Information Means as the system for paying university staff members has the union on strike.

Other difficulties include the underfunding of universities, the failure of the government to pay some staff members’ earned academic allowances, and the nonpayment of some staff members’ salaries and benefits.

In support of the academics, the Nigeria Labour Congress announced a national demonstration for July 26 and 27.

In addition to supporting the NLC’s call to action, right-leaning organizations have made commitments to join the workers’ union at the roadblock.

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President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered Mallam Adamu Adamu, the minister of education, to find a resolution for the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) strike within two weeks.

In a meeting with the minister and other pertinent authorities on Tuesday, the President issued the order.

Buhari called the meeting to hear an explanation from government officials on why the strike had lasted so long.

The President instructed the Minister of Education to see that the problems were fixed within two weeks and to report back to him after hearing from the pertinent ministries and departments.

The PUNCH learned that in addition to giving the education minister instructions; the president had mandated that the secretary to the government of the federation and the minister of labor and employment, Chris Ngige, be present at all meetings to help the problem be resolved quickly.

READ MORE: We’ve Not Forgiven Terrorist Turned Chief – Katsina Govt

Present at the meeting were Adamu, Ngige, and Mustapha, as well as the Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed; the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami; the Head of Service of the Federation, Folashade Yemi-Esan; the Chairman of National Salaries Income and Wages Commission, Ekpo Nta; and the Director-General Budget Office, Ben Akabuez.

On February 14, 2022, ASUU began a nationwide strike action.

The government’s implementation of the Integrated Personnel Payroll Information Means as the system for paying university staff members has the union on strike.

Other difficulties include the underfunding of universities, the failure of the government to pay some staff members’ earned academic allowances, and the nonpayment of some staff members’ salaries and benefits.

In support of the academics, the Nigeria Labour Congress announced a national demonstration for July 26 and 27.

In addition to supporting the NLC’s call to action, right-leaning organizations have made commitments to join the workers’ union at the roadblock.

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