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ASUU Strike: “I won’t tell you the outcome of our meeting with Jonathan” – Union President


After a marathon meeting that lasted for over 13 hours, the leadership of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, said they would now go and inform their protesting members on the details of the deliberations.

The Chairman of ASUU, Dr. Nasir Fagge, told newsmen at the early hours of Tuesday that the leaders would take President Jonathan’s message back to other members of the union for a resolution.

A visibly elated Fagge, who was spotted smiling while emerging from the meeting venue at about 3.35 a.m. failed to give details of the meeting.

He said, “Well, we have had a lengthy meeting with Mr. President, rubbing minds on how best to address the problem of University education in this country.


“And we now have a message from Mr. President, that we are taking to our members. And we are expecting that our members will respond appropriately to the message of Mr. President.”

On whether the lecturers will call off the strike, he said: “That is up to our members.”

After been asked what the message was, he said, “I can’t tell you. It’s not for you. It is for our members.”

When prodded further on whether he was impressed by the message, he said: “Don’t put words into my mouth. Our members will determine that.”

Similarly, Labour Minister, Emeka Wogu, told newsmen that what was discussed did not go beyond the 2009 agreement.

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