The All Progressive Congress, APC has said plans are ongoing to ensure university students resume back to their various campuses before the end of July.
The National youth Leader of the party, Comr. Dayo Israel disclosed this on Sunday in a statement via his twitter page.
According to him, progress is being made to ensure youths go back to campus before the end of the month.
He revealed that his meeting with the minister of Labour and other Stakeholders involved in resolving the ASUU impasse was successful and would produce the expected result before the end of the month.
He also stated that a counter offer to ASUU has been put together by the FG and will be presented to President Muhammadu Buhari this week.
The tweet reads;
”I just met Nigeria’s Minister of Labour Chris Ngige with my Youth Leaders at His home in Abuja to discuss the way forward in putting an end to the ASUU Strike. Earlier in the day, I spoke to the Presidents of ASUU and NANS ahead of my meeting with the Minister.
”I also spoke to the Chairman of the Wage, Income and Salaries Commission through the Ministers Phone. I can inform Nigerians that a counter offer to ASUU has been put together by the FG and will be presented to Mr President this week.”
Our consultations will continue and we call on all stakeholders to find a middle ground and ensure our youths go back to school this month. #spreadinggreatness”he said.
DAILY GIST reported that ASUU had commenced nationwide strike on February 14th 2022, citing different demands which the FG had failed to meet as its reasons.
Some of the demands include, payments of salary arrears, better working conditions, renegotiation of the 2009 FG-ASUU agreement, payment of earned academic allowances, funds for the revitalization of public universities, promotion arrears, and poor funding of state universities.
Other tertiary institution unions also on strike include the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU), the Non-Academic Staff Union of Educational and Associated Institutions (NASU), and the National Association of Academic Technologists (NAAT).
SSANU and NASU had announced the extension of their strike by two months on Wednesday, saying that the strike would only end when the Federal Government meets members’ demands.