TUC vows to join strike, if FG fails to meet ASUU’s demands now

Written by on May 11, 2022

THE Trade Union Congress of Nigeria, TUC, yesterday vowed to join the ongoing strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, if the federal government failed to address issues raised by the union and put an end to their action.

President of TUC, Quadri Olaleye, who made the vow on behalf of the National Administrative Council, NAC, said:   “TUC and its affiliates are unanimous on the return of our children back to school, and government has no excuse whatsoever to further keep these innocent students and their lecturers at home.

Meanwhile,  the Senate president, Ahmad Lawan, said yesterday that the Upper Chamber would intervene in the lingering dispute between the Federal government and the Academic Staff Union of Universitie, ASUU, by bringing back the two parties to the negotiation table.

Lawan made the promise to officials of the National Association of Nigerian Students, NANS, who were led to his office by a concerned Methodist Bishop, Dr. Sunday Ndukwo Onuoha.

While Responding, the Senate President expressed unhappiness about the turn of events, recalling that the Senate had intervened in the past before everything broke down again.

He, however, promised that the Senate would wade in again and expressed optimism that the issues would soon be resolved.

The Senate President said the 2009 agreement which is the crux of the matter, was not properly thought out before it was signed.

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