The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has ordered its members across the country to commence an indefinite industrial action.
This followed a meeting of leaders of the union on Sunday at the Federal University of Technology, Akure, the Ondo State capital.
The National President of ASUU, Professor Abiodun Ogunyemi, told reporters that the union took the decision due to the poor funding of universities in the country.
He consequently directed all members of the union across various universities to withdraw their services, stressing that the strike would be total and indefinite. Meanwhile the organize labor are bent on enforcing a total shutdown on Tuesday as said earlier if FG fail to meet the Deadline. These might be the reason Leaders of the organized labour failed to attend the meeting convened by the Federal Government to continue negotiations on the national minimum wage for workers in the country.
However, the government continued the dialogue with the organized private sector at the office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr Boss Mustapha, on Sunday in Abuja.
Mr Mustapha was joined by the Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige, as well as the Minister of Finance, Mrs Zainab Ahmed.
The meeting followed a statement credited to Dr Ngige who revealed that the negotiation would be trailed by another meeting of the National Tripartite Minimum Wage Committee on Monday.
He had appealed to all members of the committee to attend the meetings in the interest of the nation and to find a solution to the minimum wage impasse
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