We will be bringing to you live updates as regards the meeting the meeting between ASUU and FG today.
As at 4:34 p.m, the ministry of labour posted on Twitter ”All set for the conciliatory meeting with ASUU at the behest of @senator Chris Ngige awaiting the arrival of ASUU delegate”
ASUU delegates present at the meeting.
ASUU and FG exchanging greetings. here is a picture posted directly from ministry of labour twitter page
The meeting is on going
The Federal Government has continued its negotiation with the leadership of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) over the ongoing industrial action by the union.
The meeting is ongoing at the conference room of the Ministry of Labour and Employment in Abuja.
ASUU National President, Professor Biodun Ogunyemi, led other striking lecturers to the meeting which has the Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, in attendance.
The meeting began around 5:45 p.m.
In his opening address, the Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, said there is hope the meeting will be fruitful and conclusive.
”We hope the meeting will close the chapter in this imbroglio,” he said.
Also speaking, the national president of ASUU, Biodun Ogunyemi, said the union hopes the impending issues will be resolved.
”We need to get final clearance to make final pronouncement this evening, ” he said.
Meanwhile, ASUU in a statement Thursday evening said it will address journalists after the meeting.
Representatives of the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) are also present at the meeting.
Students are also said to be mobilising at the venue of the meeting to protest any further delay in finding lasting resolutions to the strike.
According to NANS, students have taken over both entrances to the venue.
BREAKING: At last, Federal Government, ASUU reach agreement, sign deal
FINALLY AN AGREEMENT REACHED
More updates coming soon…