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FG moves to resolve ASUU Impasse

Minister of Education Mallam Adamu Adamu Adamu(Middle) at the meeting with Pro-Chancellors and Vice Chancellors

The Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu has set up a 14-man committee to further look into the additional demands of ASUU especially areas where there have been no censuses to find amicable way to resolve the ongoing strike

The areas include: ‘’no-work-no-pay’’ principle and remuneration for University lecturers

The committee which is shared by the Minister is to conclude negotiation and submits its resolution to President Muhammadu Buhari

Briefing Newsmen at the National Universities Commission, Venue of the meeting in Abuja, the Director Press Federal Ministry of Education, Mr. Ben Bem Goong said the committee is made up of Chairmen of council, vice chancellors and other stakeholders

Mr. Goong said the integrity test on the ASUU proposed payment platform, the University Transparency and Accountability solution UTAS has been concluded and would be presidented to the public.

Members of the committee are Nimmi Briggs, Chairman, ASUU/FG negotiation team; Olu Obafemi, chairman, governing council, Federal University, Minna; and Udo Udoma, former Minister of Budget and National Planning.

Others include Bashir Dalhatu, an elder statesman; Kabiru Bala, vice-chancellor, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria; Kayode Adebowale, vice-chancellor, University of Ibadan and Lilian Salami, vice-chancellor, University of Benin.

Also, Duro Oni, the president, Academics of Letters; Akinsanya Osibogun, president, Academics of Medicine and the president of Academic of Science, made the list.

Charles Igwe, vice-chancellor, University of Nigeria, Nsukka; Ishaq Oloyede, JAMB registrar and Abubakar Rasheed, the executive secretary, National Universities Commission (NUC) are also included.

Reporting Daniel Adejoh Editing Fany Olumoye & Annabel Nwachukwu