#ASUUStrike Union Postpones Scheduled Meeting Indefinitely

December 09, 2020

#ASUUStrike Union Postpones Scheduled Meeting Indefinitely

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has postponed the meeting scheduled to hold today with the Federal Government indefinitely. The information was made available via the Union's official Twitter handle some minutes ago. According to the ASUU president, the reason for the postponement was because of the short time frame given to the union to consult its members.

Recall that ASUU and the government delegates were supposed to meet by 3pm local time to discuss how to end the 9 months strike which has been on since March.

Considering the recent developments, it appears the strike won't be ending anytime soon as the government and the union are still deliberating on the salary issues.

While the lecturers are insisting on not resuming until the government pays all withheld salaries, the federal government, through the Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige has accused ASUU of misrepresenting some of the agreements government reached with it.

According to Mr Ngige, the government was working on a 'Gentleman Agreement' which was reached at the last meeting in which ASUU agreed to call off the strike before December 9, 2020, and the Minister, in turn, agreed that once the strike is called off, he would get a presidential waiver for ASSU to be paid the remainder of their salaries on or before December 9, 2020,

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