The meeting between the Federal Government and the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), which had been scheduled to hold today (Wednesday), has been postponed.
The postponement was announced on Wednesday in a statement by the Deputy Director, Ministry of Labour and Employment, Mr. Charles Akpan.
The federal government and ASUU had been earlier scheduled to meet today by 3pm in order to iron out the nine-month-old strike which has kept both lecturers and students away from school since March.
However, the meeting was postponed few hours before its commencement.
“The Meeting between ASUU and the Federal Government earlier scheduled for today (Wednesday) by 3pm has been postponed. Thank you for your understanding,” the statement reads.
Recall that ASUU President, Professor Biodun Ogunyemi, in an interview with Punch on Sunday, December 6, disclosed that the union would not end the nine-month strike until the Federal Government pays all its members their withheld salaries.
However, the Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige, in a statement on Tuesday, stated that the federal government has kept its promises with ASUU.