The Federal Government of Nigeria and the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, are expected to hold yet another meeting on Thursday (today) as part of the effort to resolve the issues that led to the ongoing strike in public universities.
ASUU President, Prof Biodun Ogunyemi, said at the end of the union’s last meeting with the Ministry of Labour and Employment they agreed to resume talks today.
Going by him, ASUU leaders at the end of the meeting agreed to meet with their members to discuss the Federal Government’s new position on the union’s demands before taking a position on the FG’s offers.
While confirming today’s meeting, the acting Director of the Ministry of Labour and Employment, Iliya Rhoda, said in a statement the minister of the ministry Dr Chris Ngige would preside over the meeting.
The statement said, “Furtherance to efforts at resolving the ongoing industrial action by the Academic Staff Union of Universities, the Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, is scheduled to hold a conciliatory meeting with the executive of ASUU.”