- Another FG's meeting with the leadership of ASUU has been postponed
- This was announced by the labour and employment ministry through its spokesperson Charles Akpan
- Apparently, this will be the second time in two weeks as the December 9 meeting was also suspended with no reason given
Another hiccup has set in on the way of resumption back to the classroom as the meeting between the federal government and leadership of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) was cancelled.
The meeting, which was scheduled to hold on Tuesday, December 15, was cancelled by the Ministry of Labour and Employment.
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Charles Akpan, the spokesman of the labour and employment ministry, announced the development but failed to give reasons for the shock postponement.
We've not suspended strike - ASUU counters rumours
Meanwhile, the leadership of ASUU on Friday, December 11, said the strike has not been suspended neither has any agreement been signed with the federal government regarding such.
This was revealed by the chairman of the University of Jos chapter of ASUU, Dr. Lazarus Maigoro, in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).
Maigoro speaking to the news publication in Jos explained that though the federal government promised to fulfil part of the agreement, it has, however, not done anything to date.
We'll shutdown varsities - NANS threatens
The leadership of the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has threatened to shut down all private universities in the country if the prolonged strike declared by ASUU does not come to an end soon.
NANS' new president, Sunday Asefon, on Wednesday, December 9, wailed that this is the longest strike by lecturers since the history of Nigeria.
However, Asefon disclosed that the association will engage the federal government and ASUU leaders as a step towards bringing about a lasting solution to the issue.
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