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FG sets up negotiating teams with Polytechnics, Education Colleges

FG sets up negotiating teams with Polytechnics, Education Colleges

The Federal Govern­ment has inaugurated two separate teams to renegotiate the agreements it reached with staff unions in the nation’s public Colleges of Education (CoEs) and Polytechnics in 2010.

The Minister of Educa­tion, Malam Adamu Adamu, who inaugurated the teams in Abuja, said the agreements were due for renegotiation since 2013 but the exercise did not take place because of some unforeseen circum­stances.

A statement made avail­able to The AUTHORITY on Wednesday by the Ministry said the Minister charged members of the renegotiat­ing teams to study the agree­ments entered into with all the unions with a view to reaching a workable and sus­tainable agreement.

“As members of the gov­ernment teams, you are ex­pected to play your role with skill and efficiency to come up with agreements that will help in stimulating rapid growth of the Colleges of Ed­ucation and Polytechnics and make them more competi­tive and attractive”, he said.

Chairman of Governing Council, Federal Polytech­nic, Damaturu, Moham­med Ababakar, is to chair the team to renegotiate with Polytechnic Unions, while the Chairman of Governing Council, Federal College of Education, Obudu, Dr Obi Anthony, leads the team to renegotiate with Unions in Colleges of Education.

Each team comprises 14 members made up of rel­evant stakeholders, including representatives of the Office of the Secretary to the Gov­ernment of the Federation, Federal Ministry of Labour and Employment as well as Ministry of Finance.

Others are representatives of Ministry of Justice, Min­istry of Budget and National Planning, and that of Nation­al Salaries, Incomes & Wages Commission.

Responding on behalf of all renegotiating team members, Chairman of the Governing Council, Auchi Polytechnic, Chief Michael Oloyo, expressed the com­mitment of members to ac­complish the goals set before them.

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