ASUU Strike: FG And ASUU Meet Today To Resolve Current Strike
The current strike by the Academic Workers Union of Universities, ASUU, could soon come to an end as the union’s leadership is called to an emergency meeting with government officials today.
The schedule for the meeting held in Abuja on 15 October was set out in a statement by Mr Charles Akpan, Deputy Director of Press and Public Relations, to the Nigerian Federal Ministry of Labor and Employment.
Akpan has confirmed that the Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige, will meet today with the leadership of the university union to discuss the prospect of calling off a strike that has lasted more than half a year.
Topgistportal recalls that ASUU had embarked on an indefinite strike following its disagreement with the federal government on the move to enforce the use of the Integrated Personnel and Payroll Information System for salary payment. The union had rejected the move, insisting on a system different from that of the government.
However, the President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, Chris Ngige and other representatives of both parties meet today to reach an agreement, Topgistportal understands.
The meeting, chaired by Lawan, also had in attendance, the Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, the Accountant -General of the Federation, Ahmed Idris and the ASUU leadership led by the President, Prof Biodun Ogunyemi.