FG And Asuu


Today, the federal government has constituted new committee to review the recommendations of the Emeritus Professor “Nimi Briggs” committee, the committee incharge of the renegotiation of the 2009 Agreement between the federal government and university unions).

According to The PUNCH report, the unions are: the Academic Staff Union of Universities, and the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities, among others.

The new 14-man committee contains some pro-chancellors, vice-chancellors and other university stakeholders.

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The Spokesperson for the Ministry of Education, “Ben Goong”, who briefed journalists after the meeting said that the committee would be chaired by the Minister of Education, “Adamu Adamu”.

Mr. Adamu had on Tuesday launched the new 14-man committee to review the recommendations concerning the resolution of the lingering ASUU strike.

According to the Spokesperson for the Ministry of Education, Ben Goong, the members of the committee include Professor Olu Obafemi, Professor Nimi Briggs, Udo Udoma, Bashir Dalhatu, Professor Kayode Adebowale,(University of Ibadan) Professor Kabir Bala (Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria), Professor Lilian Salami (University of Benin), Professor Charles Igwe (University of Nigeria Nsukka), Registrar of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, Professor Ishaq Oloyede; Representatives of the Academy of letters, Science, Medicine and social sciences.

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NLC Declares Two Days Nationwide Protest Over ASUU Strike


The Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, has revolved to protest on Tuesday and Wednesday next week over the continued closure of the public universities in Nigeria.

This came as it faulted the Federal Government purported rejection of the Nimi-Briggs Committee on the premise of alleged disparity between the pay rise allocated to academic and non-academic staff of universities.

NLC in a circular to its state councils and affiliates dated July 15, 2022 and signed by its President and General Secretary, Ayuba Wabba and Emma Ugboaja, respectively, said the protest is to take place in all the state capitals and Abuja, starting from NLC’s secretariats.

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Among others, the protest is aimed at pressurizing the Federal Government to conclude negotiations with striking universities unions and ensure that public universities resume for normal activities.

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