The Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige, has promsied that academic activities in public universities will resume in January.
Ngige’s remarks come after the Federal Government’s negotiation with the leadership of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) at last Thursday’s parley.
According to the minister, parties will be back at the negotiating table today, to resume discussions on the special assignment given to both sides at the last meeting.
Ngige expressed the hope that there will be breakthrough in discussions in today’s meeting with the lecturers who have been on strike since March, adding that the government has met almost all the demands of ASUU.
He said negotiations between the ASUU leadership and the government had reached 98 per cent, adding that it remains only two per cent to be completed.