Friday, 18 November 2016

ASUU STRIKE UPDATES: Federal Government Set to Meet ASUU on Monday

Updates on 2016 ASUU Strike; The Federal Government of Nigeria on Thursday expressed the possibility that the Academic Staff Union of University would suspend its going nationwide strike.
According to source, the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Labour and Employment, Dr. Clement Illo, spoke with journalists in Abuja Nigerian Capital, that the Federal Government was positive that ASUU would resolve the crises soon.
Sources said, a meeting which Federal Government had with ASUU, with the likes of Senate President [Bukola Saraki], the Committee of Labour and the Committee o Education, among others, ended in deadlock on Wednesday.
The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Labour and Employment, Mr. Illo, said “The meeting was a very positive step,” saying the three-hour meeting recorded huge success towards resolving the issues arising.
He added that, “It is still work in progress and we are still meeting tomorrow (Friday) and on Monday.
“But the indications are very positive that the issues will be resolved as quickly as possible. We are sure of success on Friday but if we did not, then we will definitely succeed by Monday.”
Sources however, said, that the ASUU President, Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, on Thursday said ASUU would meet the Federal Government on Monday over the one-week warning strike.
In his words, he said, “We will meet with the Federal Government and discuss about the one-week warning strike the union has called on.