ASUU, FG Set to Hold another meeting over strike today

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ASUU strike: Lecturers reject offers, make fresh demands from FG

Today been Thursday 7th February 2019,

The Federal Government and  the Academic Staff Union of Universities  are expected to  hold aother meeting on Thursday as part of the effort  to resolve the  issues that led to the 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.

According to 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.”

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