ASUU STRIKE: FG reveals when ASUU will call off strike
The Federal Government has claimed the Academic Staff Union of University (ASUU) had promised to call off their nine-month-old strike before Wednesday, December 9.
This was unveiled in a statement from the media office of the Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige, on Tuesday.
Ngige reiterated the government has delivered on offers made to the association.
The Minister was reacting to claims made by president, Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, that the has failed to deliver on offers it made to them.
Ngige has, however, claimed ASUU agreed at their last meeting on November 27 to call off the strike.
“The truth of the matter is that a ‘gentleman agreement’ was reached at the last meeting in which Academic Staff Union of Universities agreed to call off the strike before December 9, 2020.
“And the minister, in turn, agreed that once the strike is called off, he would get a presidential waiver for Academic Staff Union of Universities to be paid the remainder of their salaries on or before December 9,” Ngige said