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ASUP,COEASU Strike: Education Minister Absent At Meeting With Senate

Yesterday, Supervising Minister of Education, Sen. Nyesom Wike, was  absent at a meeting with the Senate to resolve the grievances of the striking Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics, ASUP and the Colleges of Education Academic Staff Unions, COEASU. This is the second time Wike has shunned  such meetings.

It would be recalled that the meeting was adjourned two weeks ago to July 1, following the absence of the supervising Minister for education, the Minister of Labour and Productivity, Emeka Wogu, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Sen. Anyim Pius Anyim among other high ranking officials, who were again absent yesterday.

After the meeting, the Vice Chairman, COEASU, Mr. Smart Olugbeko said the only person present at the meeting was the Chairman of the Senate Committee on education, Senator Uche Chukwumerije, so there was nothing tangible that could be done or discussed.

“The only person who sent his regrets was the Minister of Labour, who said he was attending to the striking doctors. But there was no word from the others; it seemed as if they planned not to come for the meeting. It is so sad, and the senate was slighted; they were the ones who screened these people to become ministers and yet they cannot honour a meeting with the senate,” he said.




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