The Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu yesterday expressed his shock over the ongoing strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to go on strike.

He said the contentious issues between the Federal Government were being sorted out.

Adamu said this while responding to questions from State House Correspondents after the week’s virtual Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting at the Presidential Villa in Abuja.

The minister said a committee set up to resolve the disagreement between both sides had submitted its report to the ministry, adding that the report was receiving necessary attention.

He stressed that if after so many negotiations and attempts at resolving the disagreements, the union still could not agree on a truce, the fault was no longer with the government.

“ASUU, unfortunately, has gone on strike and I am looking for them because all the issues are being addressed.

“The last thing that happened was that our committee looked at their demands, but there are renegotiations going on. They submitted a draft agreement which the ministry is looking at,” Adamu said.

The minister said ASUU’s strike happened abruptly amidst ongoing negotiations.

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