Tuesday, November 5, 2013
ASUU Strike Update: We will convey the President message to our members first - Faggae
President's Message to Our Members –
FaggeAfter the end of the marathon
meeting with President Goodluck
Jonathan in Abuja on Monday, which
lasted for about 13 hours, the
leadership of the Academic Staff Union
of Universities (ASUU) said they would
now go and brief their members on
the details of the discussions.
The Chairman of ASUU, Dr. Nasir
Fagge, told the reporters in the early
hours of November 5, 2013,
Tuesday, at the State House that the
leaders would take the President's
message back to their members.
Dr. Fagge, who wore broad smiles
afar emerging from the meeting venue
at about 3.35 a.m. did not say what
the message was when he spoke with
"Well we have had lengthy meeting
with Mr. President, rubbing minds on
how best to address the problem of
University education in this country.
"And we now have a message from
Mr. President we are going to take to
our members. And we are expecting
that our members will respond
appropriately to the message of Mr.
On whether the lecturers are going
back to the classroom, he said: "That
is up to our members."
Asked what the message was, he said:
"I can't tell you. It's not for you. It is
for our members."
If impressed with the message, he
said: "Don't put words into my mouth.
Our members will determine that."
The Labour Minister, Emeka Wogu,
who also spoke with the press, just
said what was discussed did not go
beyond the 2009 agreement.