Nigeria’s Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu has apologized to striking lecturers for failing to respond to their demands on time.
The Minister made the appeal at a reconciliatory meeting in Abuja organized by the Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige on Friday.
A statement presented by his permanent secretary, he said:
“We want to let you know that whatever sins the Ministry had committed before should be forgiven. We have repented and we will not sin anymore. We want you to see us as partners in progress.
“It is in that spirit of forgiveness of the just ended Ramadan fast that we feel that we fixed the meeting to discuss and resolve the issues.”
Mallam Adamu Adamu suggested a new round of negotiations to be reopened as soon as possible.