The Federal Government, led by The minister of Youth and Employment, Chris Ngige, is optimistic that the 65 day old strike embarked upon by ASUU will be called off on or before the weekend, to enable students resume classes by next week.
This notion was as a result of the Agreement by FG to release about N35bn out of the earned allowance, and to accommodate payment of service shortfall in the system. With this action, the Federal Government is optimistic that a positive feedback will be received from ASUU on Thursday, thereby enabling students resume by weekend.
The President of ASUU, Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, after the meeting on 7th January, had stated that he would take back the proposal by the FG, to the ASUU members, and that is when the decision to either call off the strike or to continue will be made.
Although FG expects ASUU to give a positive feedback on Thursday, 10th January, no specific date was announced by the ASUU President on when a meeting with other ASUU members will be held.