The Federal government of Nigeria have denied any form of agreement with the striking lecturers under the umbrella of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU.
In a statement released by the Ministry of Labour and Employment signed by the Minister, Hon. Chris Ngige and made public by the Deputy Director Press and Public Relations , Olajide Oshundun.
In her statement the ministry denied having any agreement with the striking lecturers stating that’s there’s no agreement of any kind before the office of the president that awaits the appendation of the president and that even if there any of sort, it’s not to be signed by the President but the concerned Ministries, Departments and Agencies.
Accordingng to the statement, “This clarification has become necessary in view of the deluge of deliberate misinformation being dished out to Nigerians by the President of ASUU, Prof. Osodeke as well as his branch leaders, calling on President Buhari to sign an agreement which they claimed to have reached with the Federal Government. We wish therefore to inform Nigerians that there is no such Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) that has been reached between the Federal Government, ASUU and other university unions on the renegotiation of their salaries and allowances (wages). What is in existence is a proposal.”
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