ASUU, Federal Government cancel meeting about strike

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A truce meeting which was supposed to hold on Monday 14th December, 2020 between the Federal Government and the leadership of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has been cancelled for the second time in a row.

No reason was given for the cancellation of the parley scheduled to discuss the union’s ongoing strike, the Nation reports.

The Deputy Director of Press and Public Relations in the Federal Ministry of Labour and Employment, Mr. Charles Akpan, announced the postponement in a text message.

“Good morning, colleagues. Please, note that the meeting with ASUU, earlier scheduled for today (yesterday), is canceled. The inauguration of the technical committee on PMS is as scheduled,” the message read.

When contacted, ASUU President Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi said the union’s leadership did not agree on any meeting with the government as consultations on both sides were still ongoing.

It was gathered that ASUU was still consulting with its organs on the latest offer by the Federal Government to the striking university teachers.

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