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ASUU Strike: Chairman hopeful of ending impasse

04 November 2013, 06:43

Umuahia - Dr Uzochukwu Onyebinama, Chairman, Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike, in Abia, on Sunday expressed the hope that the five-month strike by the union would end soon.

Onyebinama, in a statement made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Umuahia, expressed the hope that Monday’s parley between the leadership of ASUU and the Federal Government would proffer solution to the impasse.

“As the national leadership of our union meets with President Goodluck Jonathan on Monday, we hope that the meeting will be a dialogue that will lead to a mutually acceptable fair and far reaching solution,” he stated.

He, however, insisted that the solution should be “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,” Onyebinama said.

He enjoined the President “to be guided by the principle of honouring agreements in the interest of justice and industrial harmony in the country.”

-    NAN


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