Vice Chancellors announce negotiation team on ASUU strike

Vice Chancellors announce negotiation team on ASUU strike

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The Committee of Vice Chancellors of Nigerian Universities (CVCNU) has set up a team on the Federal Government (FG)- Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) go head to head.

Ex-Secretary-General and Team Co-coordinator, Prof. Michael Faborode addressed the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Tuesday.

Faborode said no serving VC or pro-chancellor is included to the peace body, adding that membership depended on the record of servce.

The members are Prof. Jibril Aminu, ex-VC, University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID); Emeritus Prof. Olufemi Bamiro, previous VC, University of Ibadan (UI); Prof. Ekanem Braide, President, Academy of Science; Dr Nkechi Nwagogu, ex-Pro-Chancellor, University of Calabar (UNICAL); Prof. Fatima Mukhtar, ex-VC, Federal University, Dutse; Prof. Akpan Ekpo, ex-VC, University of Uyo (UNIUYO).

The rest include Prof. Joe Ahaneku, ex-VC, Nnamdi Azikiwe University (UNIZIK); Prof. Yakubu Ochefu, Secretary General, CVCNU; and Prof. Michael Faborode, ex-VC, Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU).

Faborode noted that the researchers would never again look as “our home collapse on us as elders.”

He noted that they had no industry other than the university system and were prepared for talks.

The professor expressed that anything that should be possible to facilitate peace, using the Prof. Nimi Briggs committee recommendations as the support, will merit the work.

Faborode revealed that the “Peace Team of Elders” would work under the support of the CVCNU/CPC.

The coordinator said both the FG and ASUU are being reached to acknowledge the mediation of the independent team.

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