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JUST IN:- ASUU Suspends Strike, Ordered Lecturers To resume Friday

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JUST IN:- ASUU Suspends Strike, Ordered Lecturers To resume Friday

meeting between striking university lecturers and the federal government commenced Thursday evening.

The lecturers’ union, ASUU, embarked on an indefinite strike on November 4, 2018, demanding improved funding of universities and implementation of previous agreements with the government.

Thursday’s meeting, which is holding at the Federal Ministry of Labour and Employment, Abuja, is not the first since the beginning of the strike.

Prior to Thursday’s meeting, at least nine other meetings have been held between both parties.

The meeting began around 5:45 p.m.

The strike was called off after a two hour meeting with the Minister of Labour and Employment , Dr. Chris Ngige.

Ngige said after the meeting that eight areas of disagreements were discussed and agreed upon by the two parties , while expressing gratitude to ASUU leadership for their understanding .

ASUU president , Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi , said lecturers are to resume on Friday, February 8, 2019.

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