The Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU) and the Non-Academic Staff Union of Universities (NASU) have on Thursday, resumed negotiations with a view to finding possible solutions to the persisting industrial action.
While at the resumption, the General Secretary of NASU, Comrade Peter Adeyemi, said the meeting initiated by the Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige appears to be yielding some desired results.
Adeyemi, however, bemoaned the circumstances that led to declaration of the strike, saying they were equally pained that this action has been prolonged by the government.
He said nobody should blame the unions for their action, adding that they were ready to go back to work as soon as the promises made to them in the last few years were fulfilled.
“We don’t want to stay at home for one minute any longer, but that will be dependent on how the government fulfills its own part of the agreement.
“So, we are here with an open mind. We don’t want to continue to disrupt the system. If the government refuses to fulfill its own part. We shouldn’t be blamed.”
The Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Education, Andrew Adejo, who represented his principal, the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, tendered an apology to the unions on behalf of his minister.
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