The leadership of the Academic Staff Union of Universities said it had yet to get any invitation for negotiations with the Federal Government on its demands but that they were ready to re-open negotiations.
ASUU President, Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, made this known on Sunday and further revealed their readiness to resolve the lingering strike which has grounded academic activities across the nations, universities.
“We have not received any invitation from the government, but we are ready for talks anytime they call us for negotiations,” he said on the telephone.
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The ASUU president also said the holidays might have been responsible for the lack of communication, adding that the government would likely schedule a meeting after the Sallah break.
The News Agency of Nigeria had reported that the Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, had said that negotiations with the federal government would resume after the Eid-el-Kabir holiday.
In a statement issued by Mr. Samuel Olowookere, Deputy Director (Press) in the ministry, Ngige said the meeting would hold shortly after the holiday as requested by the leadership of ASUU.
Recall that earlier reports had stated Vice President Yemi Osinbajo will now lead the federal government’s delegation in the ongoing negotiations with the Academic Staff Union of Universities but Laolu Akande, the Vice President media aide has in a statement, discredited the information, saying Osinbajo has not taken over the negotiations with the academic body.