The Federal Government and ASUU had a close door meeting which lasted for 4 hours today. The President of ASUU, Biodun Ogunyemi told Journalists that the meeting has ended and there are some areas needed to be addressed
Professor Biodun Ogunyemi, the President of the Academic Staff Union of Universities in his own words said;
“We have not suspended the strike, the discussion will continue at a later date. We are going back to our members for further consultation. FG gave us reaction to our proposals but there were still grey areas that we are trying to sort out.
“Before the strike can be suspended, the most critical area that FG must address is revitalization. It is central to our academic work, unless that area is addressed, our members will still have issues. We are not demanding for N50bn, we are saying that the minimum that FG can release to reactivate revitalization fund is N50bn.”
Further more, the Minister of Labour, Chris Ngige said the government have agreed to meet up with the demands of the Union and waiting for ASUU Leadership for another meeting.
The Minister also added,
“We did not take a long time than we anticipated. We have other commitments but the important thing is that we have made substantial progress. We have reached some agreements in seven areas. Most of the issues have been resolved but ASUU will need to consult its members and come with what they think.
At the end of meeting, ASUU and the Federal Government still did not come to any consensus. More news still to come as the Union and FG meets again.