The Minister of Labour – Chris Ngige, has expressed confidence towards an end to the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) strike currently ongoing.
Ngige, who spoke at Alor, Idemili South Local Government Area of Anambra State; had stated categorically that recent negotiations with the academic body could result to a possible strike call-off by January 2021.
“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.
“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 re-open in January,” he explained.
The Federal Government had earlier reached an agreement in November to pay ASUU all outstanding allowances owed to its members.