Report By:Seth Douperegha
WaffiTV:The federal government and the academic staff Union of Universities (ASUU) have ended their modern-day meeting on the continued strike via the university academics which started out in November.
After discussions with the leadership of the union on Friday, Chris Ngige, Minister of Labour and Employment, stated each parties have “gotten to the end of the tunnel”.
“The meeting was protracted, but the desirable news is that we have gotten to the end of the tunnel,” he stated.
The minister said while the authorities couldn’t meet the N50 billion demanded by means of ASUU, it had provided the unionn a “affordable” sum.
“We met them half of way and we’ve got finished the grey regions and on the problem of N50 billion, we’ve presented what we’ve got.
“We do not have N50 billion and we cannot do N50 billion, but we’ve presented them some thing reasonable. So they should take it back, and cross and present to their contributors..”
Biodun Ogunyemi, ASUU president, said development have been made on the continued negotiations, including that the assembly has been adjourned till February 7.
“So, a long way on the level of development made up to now, I can not tell you that now till I tell my members,” Ogunyemi said.
“it is the feedback of the remaining meeting we got here to provide to government nowadays.
“however proper now, we have a new set of facts that we should go and gift to our individuals until we tell our participants, we can not let you know.
“we’re making progress and the progress we’re making is for each person’s interest and stakeholders will gain at the end of the day.