ASUU on Tuesday, August 29, failed to acknowledge a meeting with the federal government.
According to the President of ASUU, the union has met and discussed the new offer from the federal government and has also submitted a proposal to the government.
He said; consequently, the union will only honour another meeting after receiving a reply to their proposal from the government.
The meeting was confirmed in a statement that was issued by the Deputy Director, Press of the Ministry of Labour and Employment, Samuel Olowookere, on Monday, which was arranged by the Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige, due to the failure of ASUU to report back to the Federal Government after which both parties met on August 17, 2017.
Others expected at today’s meeting were; the Chairman, National Income Salaries and Wages Commission, Mallam Adamu Adamu, the Minister of Education and Mrs Kemi Adeosun, the Minister of Finance, Comrade Ayuba Wabba, the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) President and Executive Secretary, National Universities Commission (NUC).
The Union declared an indefinite strike two weeks ago, showing the failure of the government to put into action the agreements reached with the union in 2009.
The National President of the association, Dr Biodun Ogunyemi, announced this in Abuja at an ASUU meeting of the National Executive Council (NEC).
He stated while the strike was ongoing; there will be no form of teaching, no type of examination and no statutory meetings of any kind will be attended in any of the association’s branches across the nation.
Dr Ogunyemi declared a ‘comprehensive, total and indefinite’ nationwide strike after a national consultation with members at an impromptu NEC meeting held on Saturday, August 12, 2017.
He explained in a statement that was issued after the meeting on Saturday that their decision was based on the failure of the government to fully implement the 2009 FGN-ASUU Agreement and the 2013 Memorandum of Understanding (MoU).
The president of ASUU added that similar demands made by the union were yet to be looked at, which was why they decided to embark on an indefinite strike from Sunday, August 13, 2017.