The Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, is set to meet with the Academic Staff Union of Universities this Monday.
The meeting which is scheduled to commence by 5 p.m will have in attendance representatives of the Federal Government and ASUU.
In a statement in Abuja, Ngige is expected to chair the meeting.
The statement reads in part, “The Minister for Labour and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige, will be meeting with the Academic Staff Union of Universities today by 5 pm,”
It is on record that the ongoing industrial action by ASUU entered its 56th day Today (Monday).
ASUU had on Monday, February 14, 2022, announced a four week total and comprehensive warning strike following the inability of the union and the Federal Government to reach common ground on the demands of university lecturers.
Some of ASUU’s demands include the release of revitalization funds for universities, renegotiation of the 2009 FGN/ASUU agreement, release of earned allowances for university lecturers, and deployment of the UTAS payment platform for the payment of salaries and allowances of university lecturers.