ASUU President, Professor Biodun Ogunyemi

The leadership of the Academic Staff Union Of Universities (Asuu) met with a federal government delegation on Thursday over the ongoing strike in public universities.

Those at the closed-door meeting include the union’s National President, Professor Biodun Ogunyemi, and the Minister of Labour and Productivity, Chris Ngige.

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Others in attendance were the Accountant General of the Federation and the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Education.

Lecturers commenced the strike on 5 November, to press home their demands for improvement in the funding of public universities in Nigeria.

Some of the union’s demands include: payment of earned allowance; funding of revitalisation of the Nigerian universities, implementation of needs assessment report, and poor funding of state universities.