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ASUU Strike: APC Youth Leader Meets Ngige, Consults ASUU President

Dayo Israel, the national youth leader for the All Progressives Congress (APC), has disclosed his attempts to terminate the Academic Staff Union of Universities’ (ASUU) current strike.

Israel said that yesterday in Abuja, he met with Minister of Labour and Employment Chris Ngige to discuss how to put a stop to the ASUU strike.

The APC youth leader said in a series of tweets that he also discussed the ongoing strike with the leaders of ASUU and the National Association of Nigerian Students, or NANS.

Israel stated that he will continue to talk with key stakeholders on how to end the ongoing industrial action.

According to him: “I just met Nigeria’s Minister of Labour Chris Ngige with my Youth Leaders at his home in Abuja to discuss the way forward in putting an end to the ASUU Strike. Earlier in the day, I spoke to the Presidents of ASUU and NANS ahead of my meeting with the Minister.

“I also spoke to the Chairman of the Wage, Income and Salaries Commission through the Ministers Phone. I can inform Nigerians that a counter offer to ASUU has been put together by the FG and will be presented to Mr President this week.

“Our consultations will continue and we call on all stakeholders to find a middle ground and ensure our youths go back to school this month.”

NEWS DIRECT reports that ASUU has been on strike since February 2022.

This was after they returned from a previous industrial action.

The latest strike was due to the Federal Government’s refusal to allow ASUU to use their own generated payment platform, University Transparency Accountability Solution, UTAS, among other demands.

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