ABUJA- The Academic Employees Union of Universities (ASUU) has informed President Muhammadu Buhari to meet with the Prof. Nimi Briggs-led Committee on negotiation.
ASUU President, Prof. Emmanuel Osekede acknowledged this in an interview with the Recordsdata Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday in Abuja.
NAN reports that the Briggs committee which turned into build aside of abode up by the Federal Authorities on June 7, is renegotiate the 2009 Agreement with ASUU and submit its file to the Education Minister, Malam Adamu Adamu in three months.
NAN additionally reports that Buhari had in a press free up issued by the Senior Particular Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, announcing “genuinely, ample is ample for protecting college students at dwelling.’’
Osedeke acknowledged:”I enact no longer be conscious why Mr President acknowledged that “ample is ample’’, when we’re no longer the one delaying the college students at dwelling.
“The federal govt had sent its body of workers to negotiate with us and we dangle got accomplished. As a replace of coming relieve to us to expose us the implications of the meeting, we’re hearing this.
“If you occur to position of abode up a committee to negotiate on your behalf, and the committee has accomplished and they also’ve introduced the working out to you to signal and then you acknowledged ample is a ample, what does this mean,’’he requested.
He informed Buhari to meet the negotiation groups and to signal the file.
NAN reports that the Briggs-led committee is anticipated to study the draft proposed FGN/ASUU Agreement, has the next Phrases of Reference, liaise and talk to connected stakeholders to finalise the role of the Federal Authorities to the points in the draft proposed FGN/ASUU Renegotiated Agreement.
It’s miles additionally to renegotiate in practical and workable terms the 2009 Agreements with diverse University-Basically essentially based Unions; negotiate and counsel any diverse space the Committee deems connected to reposition the NUC for world competitiveness; and submit proposed draft agreements inside three months from the date of inauguration.
NAN reports that ASUU, amongst diverse unions in the education sector started ongoing strike on Feb. 14, after the federal govt failed to meet about a of its demands collectively with, the free up of revitalisation funds for universities, renegotiation of the 2009 FGN/ASUU settlement, free up of earned allowances for university lecturers, and deployment of the University Transparency and Accountability Solution.
The Senior Employees Affiliation of Nigerian Universities (SSANU), Non-Academic Employees Union of Universities and diverse Allied Institutions (NASU) dangle additionally requested the adoption of University Bizarre Payroll Payment Gadget (U3PS).
The committee is chaired by Brigs, Pro-Chancellor, Alex Ekweme Federal University Ndufu-Alike, Ebonyi.
Diverse participants are Pro-Chancellor, Federal University, Wukari, Arc. Lawrence Patrick Ngbale, who represents North East; Pro-Chancellor, Federal University, Birnin Kebbi, Prof. Funmi Togunu-Bickersteth, representing South West and Pro-Chancellor, Federal University, Lokoja, Senator Chris Adighije, representing South East.
Moreover on the body of workers are Pro-Chancellor, Federal University of Abilities, Minna, Prof. Olu Obafemi from North-Central; Pro-Chancellor, Kano State University of Science & Abilities, Prof. Zubairu Iliyasu, representing North West; and Pro-Chancellor, Niger Delta University, Wilberforce Island, Mathew Seiyefa from South-South. (NAN)