Will a compromise be reached by the striking lecturers of public universities and the Federal Government?

Well, that would be answered in some hours as both parties come together to find a solution to the ongoing industrial action by the members of Academic Staff Union of Universities.

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The last meeting between the two parties took place on November 15.

Despite the meeting lasting for six hours, the strike was not called off because no agreement was reached.

It was gathered that Monday’s meeting would again focus on the issues in the 2017 Memorandum of Action, which the union claims the Federal Government had neglected.

Public universities lecturers began their strike on November 5, saying the Federal Government had failed to implement the key areas contained in the MoA.

The President of ASUU, Prof Biodun Ogunyemi confirmed the union’s meeting with the Federal Government would take place on Monday.

Ogunyemi said, “There is supposed to be a meeting tomorrow evening (Monday). It all depends on the way government approaches it. If they invite us further, we will go. It also depends on what they put on the table. We met them briefly and we agreed to meet on Monday (today).

“We met with the Minister of Education (Adamu Adamu) on Thursday and it was a short meeting. We have given them our terms. I am not representing myself but those who have given us a clear mandate and we shall abide by the terms.”

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