The Federal Government through the Ministry of Labour and Employment and leaders of the Academic Staff Union of Universities are expected to meet in Abuja Thursday morning, over the strike in public universities since November 5.
The meeting would focus on reviewing the 2017 Memorandum of Action and renegotiating the unimplemented areas,
They are the funding of revitalisation of universities, earned academic allowances, staff schools, pension matters, salary shortfalls, Treasury Single Account exemption and state universities.
Federal Government delegation led by the Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, would meet with ASUU executives led by the National President, Prof Biodun Ogunyemi, in Abuja to review the September 2017 Memorandum of Action.
Ministries of Labour and Employment as well as Education had yet to reply to the letters written by ASUU since November 5.
On the same day, Tuesday,it rather wrote ASUU inviting the union leaders to a meeting today.
Meanwhile, the Chairman of the Federal Government Implementation Committee of the FG/ASUU agreement, Dr Wale Babalakin, has said ASUU must come to the negotiating table for permanent solutions to the issues, based on verifiable data.
Babalakin, while speaking in an interview, said the team remained committed to resolving the recurrent disputes militating against the progress of the tertiary education sector.
He said, “Information available is that the government manages to pay the salaries and sometimes the basic overheads of federal universities.