Mr Gbajabiamila said Mr Buhari has agreed to some demands of ASUU after two meetings he (the president) had with the House leadership.
The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has disclosed that President Muhammadu Buhari will announce a deal reached with the Academic Staff of Universities (ASUU) on Tuesday.
Mr Gbajabiamila disclosed this on Monday after a closed-door meeting between the leadership of the union and the lawmakers at the National Assembly complex.
Briefing journalists after the meeting, Mr Gbajabiamila said Mr Buhari has agreed to some demands of the lecturers after two meetings he (president) had with the House leadership.
“That meeting was even better than the first one we had with him, and Mr President had agreed to settle things. I am not going to talk about that now, and that he would disclose whatever it is tomorrow, Tuesday which is tomorrow.“
The President of ASUU, Emmanuel Osodeke, in his speech, said the leadership of the union is expected to get a deal from the federal government and present it to its members.
He said the deal should be ready in 48 hours.
He stated that the ASUU leadership cannot make any announcement on any deal without the consent of the members.
We met briefly in the speaker’s office. We have taken note of what they have covered. As you know, in my union, we operate bottom-up, we don’t take decisions on their behalf without taking their consent.
“We have agreed that between now and tomorrow, we are going to get some documentation—signed— that we can take to our members. We will do that as soon as possible for the interest of Nigerians,” he said.
Mr Osodeke however condemned the federal government for allowing the industrial action to linger for over eight months.
Lecturers of public universities in Nigeria embarked on strike on 14 February, over the federal government’s refusal to implement the 2009 agreement on matters bordering on increased funding of universities and increasing lecturers’ salaries.
Following its inability to resolve the dispute with ASUU through negotiations, the federal government, through the Minister of Labour and Employment, referred the matter to the industrial court for resolution.
The government asked the court to determine the legality or otherwise of the strike.
The government also asked the court to determine whether ASUU members are entitled to emoluments for the period they have been on strike.
The Nigerian government wanted the court to adjudicate on the propriety or otherwise of the strike.
The court, in its judgement, directed the union to return to work. The judgement was confirmed by the Court of Appeal.
In a bid to break ASUU, the government, a few days ago, formally registered two new university unions, the Congress of Nigerian University Academics (CONUA) and the National Association of Medical and Dental Academics (NAMDA).
President Muhammadu Buhari also announced during budget presentation on Friday, that his government will not sign any agreement with the union unless it is sure of being able to implement such.
Mr Buhari also announced that N470 billion has been allocated for salary enhancement for tertiary institutions and the revitalisation of the schools.
NLC, TUC, ASUU, Others Defy Court Order As They Begin Strike
The NLC had on Monday announced the commencement of the industrial action from midnight of Monday, 13 November, in defiance to a restraining order issued by the National Industrial Court in Abuja on Friday.
The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), the Trade Union Congress (TUC) and its affiliates including the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), on Tuesday, began a nationwide strike, in defiance to a restraining court order barring them from embarking on the industrial action.
The two major labour unions, NLC and TUC, had declared the strike, following the brutalisation of the NLC president, Joe Ajaero, in Imo State on 1 November. Mr Ajaero was attacked in Owerri, the state capital, during an NLC protest against the Imo State government over alleged maltreatment of workers in the state.
The unions on Monday directed their members to down tools across the country as from Tuesday.
This is despite the restraining order issued by the National Industrial Court, in Abuja, on Friday, stopping the labour unions from embarking on the strike. The judge, Benedict Kanyip, ordered the two major labour unions to stop their industrial action scheduled to commence 14 November.
The interim order followed an ex-parte request by the Nigerian government through the office of Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, due to the Labour unions’ threat to embark on strike.
Ignoring the court order, ASUU President, Emmanuel Osodeke, a professor of soil science, on Monday, directed compliance with the strike declaration in a letter to ASUU zonal coordinators and branch chairpersons across the country.
“As an affiliate of NLC, all members of our union are hereby directed to join this action of NLC to protect the interest of Nigerian workers and the leadership of the union. Zonal coordinators and branch chairpersons should immediately mobilise our members to participate in the action,” ASUU President, Mr Osodeke, wrote in a letter to zonal and branch chairpersons of the union.
When PREMIUM TIMES asked Mr Osodeke if he was aware of the subsisting court order stopping the strike, he said the question should be directed to the NLC which called for the strike.
“Call the NLC, ASUU did not declare a strike, NLC declared the strike. Call NLC,” he said in a telephone interview on Tuesday morning.
But the NLC’s head of information, Benson Upah, did not respond to phone calls and messages sent to his line requesting for comments, as of the time of filing this report.
The labour unions had, on Monday, refused to acknowledge the court order while directing their members to withdraw their services as from Tuesday.
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