The leadership of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has expressed optimism that today’s meeting between the union and the federal government delegation will provide a solution to the strike action embarked upon by ASUU since August 13, 2017.
The national president of ASUU, Biodun Ogunyemi, expressed this view in an interview with the news agency of nigeria (NAN) on Sunday in Lagos.
The striking lecturers are protesting against the non-implementation of 2013 memorandum of understanding (MoU) as well as the 2009 agreement they entered into with the federal government.
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“We are going into another round of meeting with representatives of the Federal government tomorrow, Sept. 18”.
“We are still on strike. However, we are hoping that we will sort out all the grey areas and hope, too, that the Federal government will show sincerity and commitment on their own part.
“We have done our own part and we expect them too to do their own with all sincerity.
“Should both sides settle whatever issues that have been brought before the house, we will consider putting the crisis behind us and move forward.
“So we are indeed looking forward to a fruitful deliberation tomorrow in order to move forward, for the benefit of all the stakeholders and the nation at large.”