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Federal Government reconstitutes team to renegotiate agreement with ASUU.

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The federal government has reconstituted a team to renegotiate the 2009 agreement it had with the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).

The Director of Press, Federal Ministry of Education, Ben Bem Goong, in a statement on Thursday said that the new renegotiation team is headed by Prof Emeritus Nimi Briggs, the pro-chancellor, Alex Ekwueme Federal University, Ndufu-Alike Ikwo.

Reconstituting the team, the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu said there is need to speedily bring to conclusion, all outstanding issues in the 2009 agreement in order to achieve the desired industrial peace on the nation’s university campuses.

He listed the Chairman and Members of the reconstituted 2009 FGN/University-Based Unions Agreements Re-negotiation Team as Prof. Emeritus Nimi Briggs, who is also the Pro-Chancellor, Alex Ekwueme Federal University, Ndufu-Alike Ikwo, as Chairman.

The members are Lawrence Ngbale, Pro-Chancellor, Federal University, Wukari, as member from the North East, Prof. Funmi Togunu-Bickersteth, Pro-Chancellor, Federal University, Birnin Kebbi,as member from South West.

Also in the list are Sen. Chris Adighije, Pro-Chancellor, Federal University. Lokoja as member from South East, Prof. Olu Obafemi, Pro-Chancellor, Federal University of Technology, Minna as member from North-Central.

Prof. Zubairu Iliyasu, Pro-Chancellor, Kano State University of Science and Technology as member from North West and Matthew Seiyefa, Pro-Chancellor, Niger Delta University as member from South-South.

The statement further said the team would be inaugurated by the minister on Monday, the 7th of March, 2022 at the Minister’s Conference Room, headquarters of the Federal Ministry of Education, Abuja by 12 noon.

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