ASUU strike on N3tn agreement by past govt –Minister


Published November 3, 2020

The Minister of Education , Malam Adamu Adamu , has blamed a previous administration for being responsible for the continuous strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities .
Although Adamu was not specific on which administration he was referring to, he said the government shouldn ’ t have entered into agreement with ASUU to pay them N 1 .3 tn when it knew it couldn’t pay it .
He said this while answering a question asked him by a corp member on the persistent ASUU strike during a town hall meeting on security issues tagged, ‘Engaging the Youth and Communities , ’ at the Multi-Purpose Indoor Sports Hall Complex Bauchi on Monday which was organized by the state government at the instance of the Federal Government .
Adamu said, “ I do believe that while they were signing that agreement, they knew that it is not possible to implement it . There is just no place N 1. 3 trn will come out from .
“ I think the basic problem between the ASUU side and the government side has been deciding on what to do about this N 1 .3 tnn . If a government appends its signature to an agreement, it is an agreement .”
The education minister said the government was not happy that the strike was still on.
“ We are not happy that the calendars of our schools has been disrupted. But the fault is the government that signed to do what it knew it could not do .
“ But I assure you that we are on verge of reaching an agreement and very , very soon we will reach an agreement with them ,” he said .

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