The Federal Government’s efforts towards getting the the Academic Staff
Union of Universities (ASUU)to call off its nationwide strike failed on
Thursday as both parties did not agree on some issues.
According to a source who was present at the meeting, the Federal
Government promised to honour all of ASUU’s requests except the one
regarding the TSA.
It was gathered that the government admitted wrongdoing and appealed to
the lecturers to call off the strike immediately, but the appeal was
rejected by ASUU leaders, who pleaded for time to meet their members
because of the TSA.
The Minister of Labour, Dr. Chris Ngige stated after the meeting that
the government was expecting feedback from ASUU on the overtures made to
it, adding that the union promised to return to the negotiation table
within one week with hope of finally calling of the strike.