The leadership of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), the governing council of universities and Vice Chancellors have scheduled a meeting to discuss how to end the lingering strike.
DAILY GIST was informed that the meeting is expected to hold today, Wednesday, September 14, 2022.
The meeting comes after President Muhammadu Buhari-led government on the 6th of September met with the vice-chancellors, pro-chancellors, and management of federal universities over the lingering strike.
Recall also that after negotiation with ASUU failed, FG had taken the lecturers to the National Industrial Court sitting in Abuja to order them to call off the strike.
But NIC adjourned the suit to September 16th.
The Federal Government in its suit, asked the court to order ASUU to call off its seven months strike.
The Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu was joined as a claimant in the matter with the President of ASUU, Professor Emmanuel Osodeke, as sole defendant.
DAILY GIST reports that ASUU had embarked on strike since February 14 over the government’s failure to implement its demands on salaries and allowances of lecturers, improved funding for universities as well as the adoption of UTAS against the federal government’s preferred payment platform — Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS).