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Labour doubts FG’s resolve to hold national confab

BY KELECHI AZUBUIKE

Kaduna—NATIONAL Union of Textile, Garment and Tailoring Workers of Nigeria, NUTGTWN, yesterday, said President Goodluck Jonathan’s inability to resolve the lingering Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, crisis and the internal wrangling in People’s Democratic Party, PDP, questioned the capacity of the administration to organize a national conference.

President Jonathan will inaugurate the advisory committee on the national dialogue today,

The union in a statement through its General Secretary, Issa Aremu, insisted two national issues that added to the existing national security challenge in the recent time were the ongoing ASUU strike which has crippled academic activities in public university system since June 1, and internal crisis within the President’s ruling PDP.

Aremu who is also a Vice President of Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, said: “If the President, his men and women cannot resolve the university crisis given the existing country’s robust labour laws and rich collective bargaining and dialogue traditions, what trust can the nation put on the administration to handle a national conversation.”


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