After a meeting that lasted 12 hours from Thursday to Friday, striking members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has reached an agreement with the Federal Government.
Speaking with journalists at the end of the meeting, National President of ASUU, Biodun Ogunyemi, said the dialogue yielded “a concrete proposal”, but that the union would have to reach its members for a decision.
“Now we have some concrete proposal that we will take back to our members for consideration,” he said.
Also addressing journalists, the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, who led the government delegation, said the demands of the union had been taken care of and that it would call off its strike within a week.
Since ASUU embarked on strike on August 14, the government has held meetings with the union, which were deadlocked, until that of Thursday.
ASUU went on the strike owing to the failure of the government to implement the 2009 agreement it reached with the union.
The union is asking, among other things, the government to pay its members their earned allowances and to increase funding for universities.