The federal government and the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) will resume negotiations today (Monday) on the lingering nationwide strike.
Th National President of ASUU, Prof. Emmanuel Osodeke made this known.
Recall that The Prof Nimi Briggs committee set up by the government to renegotiate the 2009 agreement ended its three months’ timelines given on June 7, 2022.
However, DAILY GIST gathered that the union is meeting the federal government on Monday to continue the negotiations.
”We are meeting the FG committee in Abuja on Monday,” a source in ASUU said.
ASUU president stated that ”We are resuming the meeting this week and we have an invitation this week. The renegotiation meeting will only end if we have called off the strike.”
“Since the strike is still on, the meeting cannot end. We do not have any problem with the committee. When we do, we will communicate with the committee,” he said.
DAILY GIST reported that the union commenced a warning strike on February 14 over failure of the federal government to meet its demands and implement some agreements the two parties entered into previously.
ASUU’s demands include the funding of the revitalisation of public universities, the Earned Academic Allowances, the University Transparency Accountability Solution (UTAS) and promotion arrears.
Others are the renegotiation of 2009 ASUU-FG Agreement and the inconsistency in Integrated Personnel Payroll Information System.