The leadership of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) and the Federal Government will hold a reconciliatory meeting on Thursday, February 7, in an effort to resolve issues that led to the ongoing strike called by ASUU.
The National President of ASUU, Prof Biodun Ogunyemi, stated that at the end of the last meeting held at the Ministry of Labour and Employment that there was an agreement to adjourn until Thursday after the leadership of the ASUU must have met other members to discuss the new government position of its demands.
“We have set of information for our members. Until we tell our members. We are making progress and the progress we are making is for everybody’s interest and stakeholders will benefit at the end of the day. We will be meeting on Thursday (tomorrow). We have trashed all grey areas so the progress we have made must first be related to our members.”
While confirming that both parties would meet for another meeting, the Acting Director at the Ministry of Labour and Employment, Iliya Rhoda, said in a statement that Dr Chris Ngige would preside over the meeting.
The statement said, “Furtherance to efforts at resolving the on-going industrial action embarked upon 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.”