“We already sent them a letter, so there was no need for the meeting, what we are expecting is a reply to our letter…”
The Academic Staff Union of Universities declined from attending the earlier scheduled meeting for Tuesday with the Federal Government, reports Premium Times.
It is learnt that the Union withdrew from the highly anticipated meeting, the second in the series of meets after they resumed the strike action, saying there is no need for the meeting since its position had already been sent to the federal government.
In statement signed by ASUU president, Biodun Ogunyemi, the lecturers explained their position.
“On Thursday 17th August 2017, we met with the Minister of Labour and Education where it was decided that we should consult our members and revert back to the government, we have consulted our members and in a letter dated 28th of August, we have written back to the federal government on the outcome of our consultations,” ASUU said.
“As we expect the federal government reaction to our letter, we hope it would not be long before we receive a response that would be bring lasting solution to the dispute.”
“We already sent them a letter, so there was no need for the meeting, what we are expecting is a reply to our letter,” he added.
ASUU is demanding for better welfare for staff and improved funding for Nigerian universities.