The Academic Staff Union of Universoties ASUU has hinted that it will continue talks with the Feeral Govcernment Next week Monday (January 7th, 2019) over the lingering strike embarked upon by the Lecturers. This was discloised by the National President of the Union Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi yesterday.
He, however, said that the union has not been briefed on the alleged payment of N15.89 billion to universities by the government, two months after it embarked on strike.
According to him, someone actually drew his attention to that newspaper report; adding that he has not received any formal letter from Federal Government, conveying such information.
“The only information I got from the Minister of Labour this afternoon when we spoke was that they have done something concerning our demands; what they have done, I do not know.
“The other thing he told me was that there is going to be a meeting between us (ASUU) and government on Monday.
He mentioned that it isonly when they get to the meeting that they will be able to know what government has done and if it is satisfactory, then it will be conveyed to other members who will now take the next line of action.
Recall that since the commencement of the strike, members of the union had met with the Federal Government six times, to find a way torwards resolving the issues, however, all ended in a deadlock.