The latest rounds of conciliation meeting between the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) and the Federal Government will continue next week.
The striking university lecturers on Thursday resumed discussions with the Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, almost two weeks after several efforts to resolve the issues that led to the strike with the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, fell through.
Labour Minister who is leading FG’s delegation is optimistic that the resumed discussions will lead to the suspension of the industrial action.
However, the striking lecturers believe that the outcome of the next meeting, to be attended by the Education Minister, will determine their decision.
The university lecturers have been on strike since November 4, 2018, over non-payment of earned allowance, funding of universities and other welfare issues.
According to them, the strike is meant to express grievance over certain unimplemented areas in the 2017 MoA, which, according to them, suggested the Federal Government’s lack of commitment to talks.