ASUU, FG team meet Monday over on-going strike

The leadership of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has expressed the hope that its scheduled meeting with the Federal government team on Monday will be fruitful.

The meeting is all in an effort to end the strike embarked upon by lecturers, which has crippled activities in Federal universities in the country.

The union’s National President, Biodun Ogunyemi, said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday in Lagos.

According to NAN, lecturers in the nation’s universities had on August 13 embarked on what they described as comprehensive, total and indefinite strike.
The lecturers are protesting the non-implementation of 2013 Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), as well as the 2009 agreement they reached with the Federal government.

“We are going into another round of meeting with representatives of the Federal government tomorrow, September 18, 2017.

“We are still on strike. However, we are hoping that we will sort out all the grey areas and hope, too, that the Federal government will show sincerity and commitment on their own part.

“We have done our own part and we expect them too to do their own with all sincerity.

“Should both sides settle whatever issues that have been brought before the house, we will consider putting the crisis behind us and move forward.

“So we are indeed looking forward to a fruitful deliberation tomorrow in order to move forward, for the benefit of all the stakeholders and the nation at large,” the unionists said.

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