FG reached agreement with ASUU under duress’ - NEWS FRONTIER DAILY


Saturday, December 11, 2021

FG reached agreement with ASUU under duress’

ASUU President, Prof Emmanuel Osodeke and the Minister of State for Education, Emeka Nwajiuba

The Permanent Secretary of the Federal Ministry of Education, Sonny Echono has disclosed that most of the agreements reached with the Academic Staff Union of Universities were done under duress.

Echono stated this during a retreat organised by the governing council of the University of Abuja.

It would be recalled that ASUU and the Federal Government have constantly been engaged in tussles over the latter’s failure to meet some of the demands put forward by ASUU.

Echono said, “I have heard so much about the fact that the government has failed to honour the agreements with ASUU. I have a different view about that because most of these agreements are imperfect.

“If somebody comes to my house and puts a gun to my head, I might agree to everything because those agreements are signed under duress. If you want to introduce obligations or responsibilities on their part, they will insist you cannot.”


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