The Federal Government and the leadership of the Academic Staff Union of Universities are holding a crucial meeting that may see the union calling off their five weeks old strike.

The meeting, according to the Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige was a continuation of the meeting held between both parties on Friday, adding that he was convinced that a concrete agreement will be reached after the meeting that will see the union calling off their strike.

He reassured them that the Buhari government was a different government commitment to the implementation of all agreements reached with unions, saying “if you go into other negotiations without implementation, this is a different government. That is why we put timeline in all agreement reached”.

ASUU President, Prof Biodun Ogunyemi said as a result of feedback from their members, the union held about eight hours meeting with the government on Friday and ca,e up with concrete areas of agreement.

He said the ongoing meeting was to agree on a final document so that an agreemn t can be reached by both parties.

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