ASUU MEETS FG TODAY
A meeting has been scheduled to hold between the Nigerian Federal Government and striking University lecturers under the aegis of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), today Monday November 26, 2018.
The meeting is being called between both parties to find means of ending the ongoing strike by University lecturers across the country.
The last meeting between ASUU and the Federal government took place on November 15 for about 6 hours after which no resolution was reached.
Monday’s meeting is expected to focus on the issues in the 2017 Memorandum of Action, which according to the union was neglected by the Federal Government.
Nigerian University lecturers embarked on an indefinite strike on November 5, saying the Nigerian Government had failed to implement the key areas of focus contained in the Memorandum of understanding.
Other issues expected to be discussed at the parley include funding of public Universities, earned allowances of lecturers, salary shortfalls and pension matters.
Confirming the meeting on Sunday, the President of ASUU, Prof Biodun Ogunyemi, said;
“There is supposed to be a meeting tomorrow evening (Monday). It all depends on the way government approaches it. If they invite us further, we will go. It also depends on what they put on the table. We met them briefly and we agreed to meet on Monday (today).
We met with the Minster of Education (Adamu Adamu) on Thursday and it was a short meeting. We have given them our terms. I am not representing myself but those who have given us a clear mandate and we shall abide by the terms.”
The delegation of the Federal Government led by the Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, had appealed to the Union to consider the interest of the students and end the strike in the last meeting held on November 15.