After the meeting last Wednesday between Academic Staff Union of Universities and Federal Government ended in a deadlock, it was adjourned till Monday and they have resumed their negotiation over the strike embarked upon by the lecturers.
It is expected that they decide on the platform for the disbursement of the funds pledged by the FG.
The FG team had offered to pay the salary arrears and the N30 billion earned allowances of the university lecturers through the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System platform pending the roll-out of ASUU’s preferred platform, the University Transparency and Accountability Solution.
But the ASUU delegation reportedly insisted that the university teachers would not enrol on the government salary platform.
The Minister of State, Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo, announced the continuation of the meeting on Monday.
“Our discussions/negotiations with the Academic Staff Union of Universities continue today,” he tweeted.
The Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, is leading the FG’s team while the ASUU president, Biodun Ogunyemi, leads the lecturers.