ASUU strike: Universities to reopen January, minister of labour Ngige say

The Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige, has reveal that Academic Activities in Nigeria Universities will resume January.

The minister who said negotiations between the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) and the Federal government had reached 98 percent, also added that it remains only two percent to be completed

The minister was Speaking during the launch of Ngige free medical outreach at the community health Centre on Monday 21st in Alor, Idemili South local government area of Anambra State.

Ngige said, “We have met about 98 percent of the request of ASUU. Some 5 to 2 percent is what you can call promissory notes.

“So, I am very hopeful that by midnight today, there are some works we are supposed to get on to do. They also have some work they are supposed to do on their own side with their people.

“Tuesday, 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 tomorrow.

“Well, it is a journey of a thousand miles which you will have to take one step first. Tomorrow, all things being equal, we will agree now to agree because we were disagreeing before.

“We disagree to agree and agree to disagree formerly. But tomorrow, I hope we will agree to agree. Once we do that, schools will reopen in January,” He said.

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