The Nigerian Minister of Labour and Employment, senator Chris Ngige, has said in a statement with the press during the flag-off of medical outreach at Alor in Idemili North local government area of Anambra State on Monday, “that 98% of the demands by the striking Academic Staff Union of Universities(ASUU) has been met by the Federal Government”.
He went on to assure the general public that the final decisions to call off the 9-month old strike in the nation will be taken Tomorrow being the 22nd day of December, 2020 during a meeting with ASUU leadership in Abuja.
In his words, the senator Said:
“We have met about 98 percent of the request of ASUU. The remaining two percent is what you can call promissory notes.
“So, I am very hopeful that by midnight Tuesday, there is work we are supposed to get on to do and ASUU members also have some work they are supposed to do on their own side with their people.
“We will meet in the afternoon and we will compare notes. “We will put everything on the table and compare. I believe that we might have come to the end of the strike when we meet.
“Well, it is a journey of a thousand miles, ris which you will have to take one step first. All things being equal, we will agree now to agree because we were disagreeing before.
“We will disagree to agree and agree to disagree formerly. But I hope we will agree to agree. Once we do that, schools will open in January.”