Strike: Buhari tells new Education Minister, others to work hard

Minister of State for Education, Goodluck Opiah, said President Muhammadu Buhari has told him and the other new ministers that they have much work to do.

Oprah was deployed to the Ministry of Education last week after being sworn-in by President Buhari, shortly before the commencement of the Federal Executive Council, FEC, meeting, at the Council Chamber, Presidential Villa, Abuja.

He is coming to the ministry at a time public universities in the country are on strike as a result of unresolved issues with the Federal Government.

The issues include the non-renegotiation of the 2009 agreement, controversy on the salary payment platform, among others.

The unions on strike are Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU; Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities, SSANU; Non-Academic Union of Educational and Associated Institutions, NASU and National Association of Academic Technologists, NAAT

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