The Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, is said to be currently out of the country as the ASUU strike continues.
Adamu is in charge of negotiations between the Federal Government and striking university unions.
A source close to the minister, who did not want his name in print because of the sensitive nature of the matter, however, said Adamu was expected back in the country on September 2.
The ministry’s spokesperson, Ben Goong, did not immediately respond to inquiries by The PUNCH as regards the details of the minister’s travels.
The PUNCH reports that ASUU on Monday, February 14, 2022, announced the commencement of an indefinite strike at the University of Lagos.
In a bid to end the strike, the Labour and Employment Minister, Chris Ngige, has led conciliatory meetings between the union and the government.
However, the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd), a few weeks ago, mandated Adamu to take over negotiations.
At a press briefing recently, Adamu noted that the government would not pay the union for the months it did not work and the union has, however, remained adamant.