The Minister of Youth and Employment, Chris Ngige who also happens to be the leader of the Federal Government negotiating team concerning the 65-day old strike which was embarked upon by ASUU has disclosed to newsmen that ASUU will most likely call off the strike by this weekend or before this weekend so as to enable students to resume classes by next week.
He explained that this was only possible because of the Agreement by FG to pay a sum of N35 billion out of the earned allowance and to accommodate payment of service shortfall in the system. Chris Ngige further explained that the Federal Government is hopeful that ASUU will give positive feedback on Thursday which will enable students to resume classes next week.
It will be recalled that the President of ASUU, Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi while speaking to newsmen on Monday, January 7, after the meeting with FG had stated that he would take the Federal Government’s proposal to the ASUU members for deliberation after which a decision will be made to either call of the strike or continue with it.
Although FG expects ASUU to give a positive feedback on Thursday, 10th January, no specific date was announced by the ASUU President on when a meeting with other ASUU members will be held.