According to report reaching oyogist.com, the federal government has on Thursday resumed negotiations with the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to put an end to the lingering strike action.
For over six months, university lecturers have refused to resume work owing to controversies surrounding the implementation of the Integrated Personnel and Payroll Information System (IPPIS) salary payment platform.
However, all efforts to reach a consensus on this has proved abortive. Also, all attempts to resolve the dispute failed due partly to restrictions imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Meanwhile, the negotiating team led by the minister of labour and employment, Chris Ngige, will meet with the leadership of the union today.
The labour minister, Chris Ngige, disclosed the willingness to embrace the idea while addressing journalists after an about two and half hours closed-door meeting with the leadership of the Senate and ASUU.