Federal Government’s face-off ASUU soon to come to an end


The Federal Government has assured that its face-off with the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU would soon end as all but one of the issues have been resolved.

While describing the strike as unnecessary, the government said there were other ways of getting things done.

The Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Education, Sonny Echono, stated this in an interview with journalists in Abuja after monitoring the Professional Qualifying Examination organized by the Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria.

Echono said the President was very concerned about the protracted strike which, to so many, is unnecessary.

ASUU had on March 24, 2020 embarked on an indefinite strike over the failure of the Federal Government to fulfil the 2019 agreement; the lingering disagreement over the Integrated Personnel and Payroll Information System and other factors.