The Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, has been given one week ultimatum to call off the ongoing strike.
The directive was given today, in Abuja by the acting Minister of Education, Mr. Nyesom Wike while speaking with journalists.
The union has been on strike since July 1 over the non Implementation of a 2009 agreement with the federal government.
According to reports, the lecturers at their NEC meeting last week in Kano, demanded that government should pay the four-month salary arrears being owed varsity lecturers while there should be immediate implementation of the N1.2tn offerred by the goverment to public varsities, starting with the release of N100bn this year, before the strike can be called off.
A demand the acting Minister Wike had described as ,”outrageous.”
Meantime, ASUU had said it would meet with President Jonathan on the decisions reached at its NEC meeting before any announcement will be made concerning the 5months old strike.