STRIKE: FG, ASUU Hold Crucial Meeting
Kemi Okafor is a final year student of Economics, University of Lagos.
She has been looking forward to when she will finally graduate, get a job and start catering for her aged mother.
But she is presently in a fix because of the ongoing strike by members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities.
Well, there appears to be a beam of light at the end of the tunnel as the Ministry of Labour and Employment, and leaders of ASUU are expected to meet in Abuja on Thursday over the strike in public universities since November 5.
The Federal Government delegation led by the Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, will meet with ASUU executives led by the National President, Prof Biodun Ogunyemi, in Abuja to review the September 2017 Memorandum of Action.
A top ASUU member, who does not want his name in print, added that the meeting will focus on reviewing the 2017 Memorandum of Action and renegotiating the unimplemented areas.
He said, “We guess that, apart from the Ministry of Labour and Employment’s delegation, there will also be representatives from the Ministry of Education at the meeting. You know what the labour ministry always says is that they are mediators. They bring the parties together to facilitate the resolutions of the crisis.
“The meeting will look at all the issues we have raised, both in the memorandum and even in the media.”
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