The federal government of Nigeria on Wednesday disclosed that an already scheduled meeting with the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has been postponed.
The two parties had earlier scheduled to meet by 3pm on Wednesday (Today) to work out details of a possibly ending the nine-month-old strike which has kept lecturers and students away from the classrooms.
Meanwhile, a statement from the Deputy Director, Ministry of Labour and Employment, Charles Akpan hours before the scheduled meeting was to begin, stated that the meeting has been postponed.
The statement, however, didn’t give any reason for the postponement.
“The Meeting between ASUU and the Federal Government earlier scheduled for today (Wednesday) by 3pm has been postponed. Thank you for your understanding,” the statement reads.
Recall that the ASUU President, Professor Biodun Ogunyemi had last week Sunday revealed that the union would not end the nine-month strike until the Federal Government pays all its members their salaries.