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Strike: House of Reps intervenes in FG, ASUU face-off

Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila of the House of Representatives and other principal officers of the House, are currently meeting with some ministers and the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) over the dispute between the two parties.

The was being hosted following the decision of the federal lawmakers to intervene in the disagreement that caused ASUU to embark on strike.

Present at the session ongoing at the National Assembly complex, in Abuja, were Minister of State for Education, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo SAN as well as  national chairman of the ASUU, Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi.

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Also present at the meeting were Chairman, National Salaries, Income and Wages Commission, Ekpo Nta, among other stakeholders.

Recall that the ASUU had announced the action, last Monday, saying it was meant to compel the federal government to implement its 2019 agreement and resolution with the union.

ASUU also said its demand includes the implementation of the 2013 and 2017 memoranda of understanding (MOU) that are yet to be implemented.

The union has also been at loggerheads with the government over the directive to members of ASUU to enroll into the Integrated Payroll Personnel Information System (IPPIS) which the government made compulsory for all civil servants.

The government had declared the strike illegal, saying ASUU cannot dictate to its employers.