FG Says ASUU Will End Strike Before January 15
The Federal Government has assured Nigerians that the prolonged strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) will come to an end very soon.
The Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, gave this assurance on Tuesday while speaking at a recent meeting with ASUU.
According to reports, the government has started paying part of the salary arrears of the university lecturers.
Before the meeting went into a closed door on Tuesday, Ngige told newsmen that those who are wishing for an #EndASUU protest would be disappointed.
While talking about the an ultimatum purportedly issued by some students to embark on protest if the ASUU strike was not resolved by January 15, the minister said he was yet to receive any letter as regards that but assured that all the matters in dispute must have been resolved by January 15.
He said: “Those who want to use the #EndASUU protest to destroy public and private property or lecturers homes will be disappointed.
“I am optimistic that the meeting will produce the final result that will make everybody happy.
“This meeting is fruitful, just like the past ones. This is a journey and the facts are that we have achieved a lot, on both sides, the government and ASUU.
“This journey has been tortuous, but I see light at the end of the tunnel.”