ASUU list expectations as union meets Jonathan

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The striking Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, has expressed hope that their meeting with President Goodluck Jonathan on Monday will bring mutually acceptable solution to the four months old strike which has paralysed the nation’s university education.

The union said that they expect the meeting to be a “dialogue that will lead to a mutually acceptable fair and far reaching solution within the context of the implementation of the 2009 agreement, the 2012 MOU and the recommendations of the Needs Assessment Report.”

The union warned that any proposal by the Government would be based on a clear acceptance of a framework for the implementation of the 2009 agreement, saying that any imposition will not present a solution to the current crisis.

In a statement by Dr. Uzochukwu Onyebinama, Chairperson ASUU, Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike,Abia state, the union urged the President “to be guided by the principle of honouring agreements in the interest of justice and industrial harmony in the country”.

“As the national leadership of our union, the Academic Staff Union of Universities meet with his Excellency, President Goodluck Jonathan on Monday, 4th November 2013, we hope that the meeting will be a dialogue that will lead to a mutually acceptable fair and far reaching solution within the context of the implementation of the 2009 agreement, the 2012 MOU and the recommendations of the Needs Assessment Report.

“Any proposal by government should be based on a clear acceptance of a framework for the implementation of the 2009 agreement. Any imposition will not present a solution to the current crisis.

“We therefore call on the President and Commander- in- chief of the armed forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan to be guided by the principle of honouring agreements in the interest of justice and industrial harmony in the country”, the statement said.

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