ASUU leadership in an emergency meeting with the team of Federal Government.

Federal Government delegation on Friday held an emergency meeting with the leadership of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (Asuu) to resolve the ongoing strike in public varsities.

The outcome of the meeting was unknown at the time of publishing this report as neither the government nor the union had issued a statement.

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Concise News gathered that the meeting, which was held behind closed doors, was the ninth the lecturers met with the Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, and his team.

The lecturers proceeded on strike on November 4, 2018, in protest of what they described as poor welfare, university revitalization among other demands.

The directive followed a meeting of leaders of the union on Sunday at the Federal University of Technology, Akure, the Ondo State capital.

The National President of Asuu, Professor Abiodun Ogunyemi, told journalists that the union took the decision due to the poor funding of universities in the country.

And Ogunyemi insists that the union would not suspend the strike until all offers made to it after their last meeting with the Federal Government had been fully implemented.

He, therefore, directed all members of the union across various universities in the country to withdraw their services, declaring that the strike would be total and indefinite.

The union had also blamed the strike on “Federal Government’s insincerity, deceitful approach and unwillingness to resolve the matter.”