Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has cleared the air against reports that he is leading the role in the Federal Government negotiations with the striking Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).
Osinbajo, in a statement signed by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Laolu Akande, clarified that the Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige, and his Education counterpart, Dr. Adamu Adamu, would continue to lead the FG-ASUU talks.
The statement said earlier reports that Osinbajo had taken over the negotiations from Ngige is untrue, adding that: “Media reports seemed to have misrepresented what Ngige meant when he spoke with reporters about the negotiations after the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting on Wednesday.
“The Vice President had a discussion after FEC with both Ngige and Adamu around the issues, but has not taken over the negotiations, as widely reported. Both Ministers will continue to lead the FG-ASUU talks.
“The Federal Government continues to diligently pursue a prompt resolution of this dispute and is confident the matter would be resolved.”