The Nigerian government has communicated hopefulness that the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, will cancel the current industrial action in January, 2021.

Chris Ngige, the Minister of Labor and Employment, said the continuous arrangement between Nigerian government and ASUU would prompt the finish of the strike.

Talking in Alor, Idemili South Local Government Area of Anambra State, the minister said negotiation with the academic staff has arrived at 98 percent.

Ngige stated: “We have met around 98 percent of the solicitation of ASUU. Exactly 5 to 2 percent is the thing that you can call promissory notes.

“Along these lines, I am cheerful that by midnight today, there are a few works we should jump on to do.

“We will agree now to concur on the grounds that we were differing previously.

“We differ to agree and settle on a truce once in the past. However, tomorrow, I trust we will consent to agree. When we do that, schools will re – open in January.”

In November, the federal government had consented to pay all exceptional remittances owed individuals from ASUU.

Ngige had likewise unveiled that government would deliver N75billion for the revitalisation of universities and the payment of Earned Academic Allowances.

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