ASUU is making headlines thanks to their strike.
The Federal Government and the leadership of the Academic Staff Union of Universities on Tuesday presented different views on a parley involving both parties over the strike by university teachers.
While the Federal Government said significant steps were taken at the meeting towards the resolution of the issues raised by ASUU, the President of the union, Prof Biodun Ogunyemi, said it was a “mere consultation.”
He said, “We have not yet had a formal meeting (with government); we are still making consultation. Don’t worry; I will get back to you when there is information. But there is no information for now.”
But the Director of Press, Ministry of Labour and Employment, Samuel Olowookere, in a statement in Abuja on Tuesday said the Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige, led government to the meeting on behalf of the government, saying the meeting held took significant steps towards the resolution of the issues raised by ASUU.
Olowookere added that the meeting agreed on the forensic audit of N30 billionn earlier given to ASUU in 2010 and further agreed on monthly remittances to ASUU while the audit lasts.
“The Minister hence wishes to assure members of ASUU, and indeed all Nigerians that government is already at work to resolve all outstanding issues in line with the resolve of the present administration to cast any form of disruption of universities’ academic calendar into the dustbin of history. The meeting continues on Thursday August 17, 2017,” he said.
Let’s hope it gets settled then.