Strike: ASUU resumes talks with FG as Students ‘stay out of school’ continues

Despite declaring its disappointment over several government failed promises, the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) is set for fresh talk with the federal government on Monday

The meeting is still targeted at how to resolve the impasse over the two-month-old industrial action.

ASSU President Professor Biodun Ogunyemi who gave the indication at the weekend said: “Last year, they promised to release the funds but they did not until November when the strike began. Our members are saying they do not want promises again; what they want is action, implementation or disbursement of funds.

“The government must act in a way to convince the union that the agreement has not been set aside. To show that the government has not set aside the agreement, they should release one tranche.

“We are going to have a discussion on when to commence renegotiation because there are still grey areas. If the government can substantially address these issues, we will be more confident to face our members on the way forward. For now, the signals we are getting is that our members do not actually want to accept this government proposal from us.”

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