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Festus Keyamo explains how PDP caused the ASUU strike.

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Festus Keyamo, the minister of state for labour and employment in Nigeria, has attributed the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASU) continuing strike to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), which is the country’s largest opposition party (ASUU).

Festus Keyamo explains how PDP caused the ASUU strike.

Festus Keyamo explains how PDP caused the ASUU strike.

The APC chairman claimed that between 1999 and 2015, ASUU went on strike 12 times for a total of 900 days.

ASUU is on strike, according to Keyamo, because of the 2009 deal that the PDP-led government signed.

The APC chairman claimed that between 1999 and 2015, ASUU went on strike 12 times for a total of 900 days.

“The ASUU thing you are talking about. What is the problem of ASUU now? It’s the 2009 agreement signed by PDP government. They signed agreements with ASUU they couldn’t fulfill. had to inherit those agreements and now struggling to renegotiate those agreements,” Keyamo said in an interview with Trust TV on Monday, August 15, 2022, evening, monitored by this newspaper.


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“Imagine how irresponsible a government can be when they went into agreements with ASUU and signed conditions that they couldn’t fulfill and that is why ASUU is on strike so let us tell Nigerians that ASUU is not on strike because APC signed an agreement with them. It was the PDP that signed the agreement.

are not shifting blame; we are going to tackle the problem. Between 1999 and 2015 when they handed over to the APC, ASUU was on strike 12 times. I have the statistics amounting to 900 days.”

Today’s meeting between the union and the federal government will be to discuss the union’s continued strike action (Tuesday).

In April 2018, Keyamo was named head of strategic communications for President Buhari’s 2019 reelection campaign.

He recently agreed to serve as the presidential campaign spokesperson for the All Progressives Congress (APC).

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