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Buhari losing sleep over ASUU strike – Minister

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THE Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, says President Buhari is losing sleep over the the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).

Adamu made this known today at the 81st Plenary Meeting of the Joint Consultative Committee in Education (JCCE) Plenary Meeting held in Yola, Adamawa State.

Represented by the Permanent Secretary of the Federal Ministry of Education, Andrew David Adejo, Adamu stressed that moves were being perfected to make it unnecessary for ASUU to ever go back on strike in the future.

“Government is doing everything to make sure that ASUU members come back to work,” Adejo said about the current strike.

He added: “As I speak, I can assure you that government isn’t asleep over our children not being in school. Issues being discussed are such that when perfected, ASUU will not have to ever go on strike again.”

Asked to comment on the College of Education Academic Staff Union (COASU) whose members have also been on strike, Adejo said the COASU members would shortly have reason to return to work.

“COASU are very likely to call off their strike soon because the issues are being addressed and discussions have gone far,” Adejo said.

The five-day 81st JCCE plenary meeting, which started on Monday, is scheduled to last till Friday.

Recall that President Buhari had last week urged the striking lecturers to return to the classroom.

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