As the Federal Government is yet to reach a final agreement with the Academic Staff Union of Universities, says it will continue negotiation process with ASUU on Monday to resolve the ongoing industrial action embarked by the Striking Lecturers.
The Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige has said in a statement in Abuja today that a meeting has been scheduled to hold with the Executive of ASUU on Monday.
The Statement read;
“The conciliatory meeting is scheduled to hold on Jan. 7, at Minister’s Conference Room by 3:30 pm prompt.
Reports have that ASUU commenced an indefinite strike on Nov. 5, 2018 over certain demands based on agreement reached with government in 2009.
One of the demands is the replacement of Dr Wale Babalakin as the chairman for the government renegotiating team of the 2009 ASUU/Federal Government Agreement.
Other issues are non-payment of earned allowance, funding of revitalization of the Nigerian universities, implementation of needs assessment report, poor funding of state universities, among others.
Recall that as part of efforts by the Federal Government to end the strike, it commenced meetings with ASUU leadership on Nov. 15, 2018 followed by the last one on Dec. 17, 2018 before Christmas break.