The hope of Nigerian student in resuming back to studies is here again as the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU has fixed Monday December 14 2020 to continue it negotiation with the Federal Government delegates in a bid to find a lasting solution to this industrial action.
Recalled that the Federal Government and the academic Union was expected to have it meeting yesterday December 9th 2020, where report also confirmed that the academic Union will call off the nine-month-old strike yesterday after the meeting. But before the starting time the academic Union took to it official Twitter handle where they noted the meeting for yesterday had been postponed indefinitely.
The Federal Government will now continue its negotiation with the Academic Union on December 14 2020.
According to the Director, Press and Public Relations, of the Labour ministry, Charles Akpan who made this known in a statement released on Thursday morning following its postponement say that the meeting which was expected to receive a possible resumption date from ASUU, has been postponed to Monday, December 14.
Meanwhile, the Nigerian Minister of Labour and Employment Dr Chris Ngige had on Monday disclosed that the academic Union accepted the call of it industrial action yesterday December 9th, after it pledges to pay a total of 70 billion Naira revitalization fund for earned academic allowances.
Reacting to that report the president of the Union Biodun Ogunyemi noted that consultations are still on and payment should be made before the ASUU Union can resume academic activities. He also noted that the Federal Government was lying to Nigerians on the issue of calling off the strike yesterday 9th December.