FG, ASUU meet to end strike

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The Federal Government and the leadership of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) are holding talks on the possibility of ending the union’s five-week -old strike.

The meeting, according to the Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, was a continuation of the meeting held between both parties on Friday.

The minister said he was convinced that a concrete agreement would be reached by both parties at the end of the meeting.

He said the present administration is committed to the implementation of all agreements reached with unions, saying “if you go into negotiations without implementation, this is a different government. That is why we put timeline in all agreement reached.”

ASUU president, Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, said because of the feedback from members, the union held about eight hours meeting with the government on Friday and came up with concrete areas of agreement.