Students deserve respite from strike- Minister


By Ismail Auwal

The Federal Government has on Thursday resumed negotiations with the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to put an end to the persistent strike action.

University lecturers have been on strike for over six months owing to controversies surrounding the implementation of the Integrated Personnel and Payroll Information System (IPPIS) salary payment platform.

The Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo SAN, twitted, “Since afternoon, the Govt delegation has been locked in negotiations with the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU). We are trying to break the logjam on a number of issues, including the IPPIS. The students & the nation deserve a respite from the indefinite strike action, We are still here as at 8.30pm. “


All efforts are being put in place by the Federal Government and Academic Staff Union Of Universities to see that consensus have been reached, Sahelian Times gathered.

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