The federal authorities negotiating crew is assembly with the management of the Educational Workers Union of Universities (ASUU) in a bid to finish the over one month industrial motion that has crippled educational actions in public tertiary establishments.
The Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige, who’s main the federal government crew, stated in a gap comment earlier than the assembly went into closed-doors, that he’s hopeful that it will yield optimistic end result.
He stated his optimism was based mostly on the truth that the federal authorities has met a few of the key calls for of the college academics.
ASUU had on November four launched into a nationwide strike over unfulfilled previous agreements by the federal authorities.
For the reason that lecturers downed instruments, a number of conferences to finish the deadlock have resulted in impasse, with the President of ASUU, Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, and different leaders of the union insisting that the federal authorities should fulfill agreements reached with the union in 2009, 2013 and 2017.
Whereas decrying the decay in infrastructure and gear in public universities, ASUU is demanding N1.1 trillion to fund the college system.
The lecturers are additionally aggrieved over the failure to pay the arrears of the shortfall of their salaries.
The final assembly between the federal authorities crew and the ASUU delegation resulted in a impasse with the lecturers expressing dissatisfaction.
Giving particulars on the proceedings on the assembly, Ngige stated that each events have drawn up a piece plan or what one can name goal to conclude implementation on the problems earlier than Christmas.
As for the dissatisfaction proven by the ASUU leaders, Ngige stated: “As a union leader, if one doesn’t get 100% of what he wants, you won’t expect him to be smiling. Any meeting that you see people smiling you know that somebody has cheated the other”