The Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, will on Thursday hold a very important meeting with the Federal Government, and it is precisely a week after the lecturers refused to show up for a meeting with the government delegation.
The meeting also involved of the ministers of labour and education and was communicated to ASUU in the early hours of Tuesday.
The People that are expected to be at the meeting are the Minister of Labour, Chris Ngige, and the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu.
Biodun Ogunyemi, the President of ASUU has agreed with the meeting which is scheduled for thursday.
“We just received the notification of the meeting. Until Thursday, that is when we can say what would happen but we have been invited for the meeting.”He said.
A National Executive Council meeting of ASUU that held a week ago had examined the government’s initial offer to some of the requirements of the lecturers. At that meeting, the lecturers settled to proceed with the strike which started on August 13.
The federal government had apparently predetermined to pay N23 billion ıncluding a monthly payment of N1.5 billion pending the end result of the forensic audit being carried out by the Ministry of Finance on various universities.
Most of the demands of the lecturers comprise of payment of shortfall in salaries, universities to be permitted to take care of their internal revenue on their own and exemption of universities from the Treasury Single Account.