There are strong indications that the leadership of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) might likely suspend its ongoing strike action after the meeting it had with the federal government ended successfully.
It is understood that the National President of ASUU, Prof Biodun Ogunyemi, hinted on it in Abuja at about 8.30pm on Monday, after concluding the final meeting with the Federal Government delegation led by the Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige.
According to him, they have accepted the proposal of the federal government but will have to wait until Tuesday for words on ending their strike.
Ogunyemi said the government will hear from them within 24 hours.
“Our members are waiting for us currently at the Labour House, so you will hear from us within 24 hours.”
“In the spirit of patriotism, we can work collectively for the improvement of the education sector,” he said.
On his part, the Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, said both parties had come to the end of deliberation on the matter.
“We have made lots of progress and agreed on the Union’s demands and we produced what we called ‘Collective Agreement of Action’ but ASUU calls it Memorandum of Action because they want implementation,” he said.