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We will sign deal in couple of days – ASUU

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The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) and the House of Representatives, on Monday, met on the lingering industrial action by the lecturers.

The lecturers led by ASUU President, Emmanuel Osodeke and the leadership of the House, led by Femi Gbajabiamila, met behind a closed-door for about 30 minutes before having another one in front of the camera.

It would be recalled that the House has been hosting meetings between the government and the strike lecturers in the past couple of weeks.

On Friday, the Court of Appeal agreed with an early ruling by the National Industrial Court that asked the Union to resume immediately.

It would be recalled that President Muhammadu Buhari had during his budget presentation stated that N470 billion has been allocated for tertiary institutions in the 2023 budget.

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Speaking on the outcome of the closed-door meeting, Gbajabiamila said President Muhammadu Buhari will make a major announcement regarding the strike.

Also speaking, the Osodeke, said the Union will sign some documents in the next couple of days which they will take to their members for ratification.

It would be recalled that the lecturers have been on strike since February 14.

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