President Muhammdu Buhari is currently holding an emergency meeting with the Committee of Pro-Chancellors of the Federal Universities.
This is according to the president’s Special Assistant to the President on Digital Communications, Bashir Ahmad on Friday, September 16, 2022.
According to him, the meeting is being held at the state house in Abuja.
“President Muhammadu Buhari is currently meeting with selected members of the Committee of Pro-Chancellors of the Federal Universities, at the State House, Abuja,” he tweeted.
Although the purpose of the meeting is yet to be known, it was gathered that it is not unconnected to the ongoing Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) strike.
Recall, that the ongoing ASUU strike which started February 14, 2022, has grounded academic activities in public varsities in the country.
The union is demanding the release of revitalisation funds for universities, renegotiation of the 2009 FGN/ASUU agreement, release of earned allowances for university lecturers, and deployment of the University Transparency and Accountability Solution (UTAS).
Meanwhile, following several failed negotiations with the union, the government, through the Minister of Labour and Employment, dragged the striking university lecturers before the National Industrial Court (NIC).
The NIC has, however, adjourned the suit filed by the Federal Government, challenging the ongoing Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU)strike to Monday, September 19, 2022.
President Muhammadu Buhari is currently meeting with selected members of the Committee of Pro-Chancellors of the Federal Universities, at the State House, Abuja.— Bashir Ahmad (@BashirAhmaad) September 16, 2022