ASUU STRIKE Latest: FG, ASUU Meet Again Presidential Villa To End Strike
Vice President Namadi Sambo led the Federal Government team in a renewed negotiation with ASUU to resolve the lingering strike that has crippled the universities.
The meeting held at Aguda house, Presidential Villa on Friday.
In attendance on the part of the Federal Government were the Supervising Minister of Education, Barr. Nyesom Wike, Executive Secretary of National Universities Commission, NUC, Prof. Julius Okojie and technical staff of the Federal Ministry of Education.
Scan-News gathered that ASUU President, Dr Nasir Isa Fagge and his executives were accompanied to the meeting by Committee of Vice Chancellors leadership.
It was learnt that an earlier meeting between Barr. Wike and ASUU leadership teased out areas of possible concession of both sides.
Scan News gathered the Federal Government may concede to ASUU the right to participate as a major stakeholder in the execution of NEEDS Implementation Projects in the universities.
ASUU had complained that the Suswam Committee excluded them from the implementation of projects in the universities.
On the part of ASUU, the meeting agreed that they should suspend their strike, while the process of implementation continues.
A Vice Chancellor of a northern university attending the meeting said that key issues will be ratified and the strike may be resolved in less than two weeks.
According to him, the vigour and forthrightness introduced by the Supervising Minister of Education, Barr. Wike who opened diplomatic channels with ASUU leadership.
“Our belief is that with the ground work already done, this strike should not last more than two weeks”, he said.
If they strike a compromise, the Federal Government will release ASUU’s september Salary today and the lecturers will get their alert next week, it was gathered.
The leaders after the two hours meeting that ended about 2pm on Friday did not issue a statement. Scan News gathered that they will reconvene on Monday before Sallah.
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