The Federal Government of Nigeria has reached an agreement with the Academic Staff Union of Universities to suspend it’s ongoing strike which has lasted well over eight months. This is, as it has agreed to settle the arrears of the striking lecturers before December 31, 2020.
The agreement was reached during a meeting with the Chris Ngige-led federal government delegation in Abuja on Friday.
The Minister for Labour and Productivity, Chris Ngige gave the hint during a chat with journalists after the meeting.
“Many issues were discussed at the meeting including salary shortfall, the payment system and revitalisation of the university system. I am positive that all the issues would be resolved at our next meeting,” he said.
He noted that the meeting was a huge success as the government made a proposal to ASUU which it would take back to its members.