After a close door meeting with the leadership of the academic staff union of universities ( ASUU ) with the federal ministry of labour and employment Led by Dr. Chris Ngige on Friday 20th November, there have been high sensation as to when the 8 months long strike will come to an end.
According to news by both the punch newspaper and also Sahara reporters, the federal government have exempted ASUU from IPPIS which have been a demand of the ASUU. The federal government also offered 65bn for earned allowances and revitalization of the university system as a bid to call off the strike. Earlier the federal government of Nigeria offered 50bn to ASUU which the rejected as a bid for the suspension of the lingering strike. With an additional 15bn raise for revitalization making it 65b.
The leadership of ASUU have not yet call off the strike and have not said anything to the press as to when the strike Will be called off.
When will this strike be off as UTAS will take some time to be approve for the payment of university workers remains a suspense for the Nigerian Students and the masses concerned.