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Strike: ASUU resumes dialogue with FG Tuesday  

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The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) will resume dialogue on the lingering strike national action with the Federal Government on Tuesday.

ASUU President, Professor Emmanuel Osodeke,  on Channels Television, disclosed that the meeting will deliberate on one of seven issues ASUU is protesting.

According to  Osodeke: “That is the issue of renegotiation, the renegotiation of the 2009 agreement.

“It is not just about wages. It has to do with the system, funding, the structure, the autonomy, and other issues; and how to fund universities.

“The government has reduced it to just salaries alone. But if they had looked at the whole agreement and implemented it, we would not be talking about funding.”

Professor Osodeke assured that the success of the meeting on Tuesday could lead to calling off the strike, saying, “We are willing to sign.”

ASUU went on a four-week warning strike on February 14. the university teachers extended the strike on March 14 to two months to allow the government to meet all of its demands, with another 12-week extension on May 9, and has been on strike since then.

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