Federal Govt. and ASUU To Resume Talks Next Monday
The Federal Government and the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) are to resume negotiation talks on the lingering varsity teachers’ strike next Monday, ASUU’s National President Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, told Newsmen on Wednesday.
He however, said that the union has not been briefed on the alleged payment of N15.89 billion to universities by the federal government, two months after it embarked on strike.
Ogunyemispoke in Lagos while reacting to reports that the Federal Government had on the eve of the New Year, released N15.89 billion to Nigerian universities.
The report stated that the money was for the payment of shortfall in salaries of universities.
Prof. Biodun said: “Well, someone actually drew my attention to that newspaper report. I have not received any formal letter from Federal Government, conveying such information to us.
“The only information I got from the Minister of Labor this afternoon when we spoke was that they have done something concerning our demands; what they have done, I do not know.
“The other thing he told me was that there is going to be a meeting between us (ASUU) and government on Monday.
“It is only when we get to the meeting that we will be able to know what government has done and if it is okay by us, then we will convey same to our members who will now take the next line of action,” he added.