Sunday, 3 September 2017

ASUU: Govt clarifies position on negotiations’ team leader

The Federal Government stated, yesterday, that the Minister of Labor and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige, and his Eduction partner, Mallam Adamu, will keep on leading its arrangements with the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) whose individuals are on strike, in opposition to the hint that Vice President Yemi Osinbajo had assumed control over the authority of the administration group.

The illumination came in independent proclamations from the Vice President's Office and the Federal Ministry of Labor and Employment Ngige had, while instructions State House reporters after last Wednesday's Federal Executive Council, FEC, meeting, been cited as saying the Vice President had assumed control over specific parts of the transactions with the striking college educators.

In an announcement, the Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to the Vice President, Laolu Akande, said reports that Osinbajo had assumed control over the transactions with ASUU were wrong. "Media reports appeared to have distorted what Labor and Employment Minister, Dr. Chris Ngige, implied when he talked with correspondents about the arrangements after the Federal Executive Council meeting on Wednesday", Akande said.

The Vice President had a dialog after FEC with both the Labor Minister and Education Minister Malam Adamu around the issues, however has not assumed control over the transactions as broadly detailed.

 The two Ministers will keep on leading the FG-ASUU talks.

In the Federal Ministry of Labor and Employment proclamation, marked by its Deputy Director, Press, Samuel Olowookere, it said Ngige as the central conciliator of mechanical debate in the nation and the Minister of Education whose Ministry is the business of the college educators were all the while driving the discussions.

The announcement additionally said the conference at the workplace of the Vice President by the two Ministers after last Wednesday's FEC meeting was in combination of the transactions so far held with ASUU.

It clarified that, The Vice President has not assumed control over the issue. The meeting in his office was in combination of arrangements.

Engagement of the striking ASUU individuals is as yet being taken care of by Ministers of Labor and Employment and the Minister of Education. Issues of strike by a representative is a work matter . The Minister of Labor and Employment is in this manner synergising with his Education partner where the strike struck determination the debate.

Similarly as the Minister of Labor and Employment drove transaction with the National Association of Resident Doctors in conjunction with the Minister of Health, the same applies on account of ASUU.

Actually, the Minister of Education revealed advance on the issue to the Federal Executive Council and together with the Labor Minister held a meeting with the Vice President in this manner.

This is ordinary method in government where Ministers answer to the President or Vice President to streamline endeavors and picks up in a given task.

In any case, that does not involve such task is no all the more being taken care of by the Minister accused of the duty.

The announcement included that the Minister of Labor particularly told correspondents that legislature arranging group on ASUU hit was to meet with the Vice President".

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