A week after the Federal Government made an offer of a cumulative sum of N65 billion to members of the Academic Staff of Universities, (ASUU), both parties have returned to talks.
The Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige at the meeting which started both parties are expected to conclude on the proposal of government in their last meeting.
Ngige said ASUU has sent correspondence ahead of the meeting which stated their position on Earned Academic Allowance and the universities revitalization funds among others.
On his part, ASUU President , Professor Biodun Ogunyemi said the reason for sending the letter ahead was in order to save time and to avoid prolonging the meeting unnecessarily
Ahead of Friday’s meeting ASUU appeared divided after feedback on government’s proposal suggested that some branches are willing to accept the offer and reopen their institutions.