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Falana urges FG to sign Renegotiated Agreement with ASUU

Femi Falana, a human rights lawyer, has urged the Federal Government to sign the renegotiated agreement with the striking members of the Academic Strike Union of Universities.

The Senior Advocate of Nigeria, in a statement urges both ASUU leadership and the current administration to resume talks to end the prolonged strike for the benefit of all Nigerian students.

While urging both parties to resume negotiations in the interests of the country, the Federal Government should be persuaded to end the strike.

“Federal Government should ensure that the strike is called off by signing the Renegotiated Agreement with ASUU without any further delay,” Mr Falana stated.

He called on federal government and ASUU to resume the negotiations in the interest of the country to end the prolonged industrial action.

Mr Falana saked the Federal Government to commit itself to the implementation of collective agreements reached with ASUU which are enforceable by virtue of the relevant provisions of the Trade Disputes Act.

According to Mr Falana, the 1992 and 2009 FG/ASUU Agreements, stated that the revenue realized from the sale of the properties of the Federal Government abandoned in Lagos when the Federal Capital was moved to Abuja would be channeled towards the funding of tertiary education in the country.