The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has agreed to new terms and conditions with the federal government.
The meeting with the leadership of House of Representatives members lasted for more than four hours, in the end, ASUU reached a new agreement but still awaits the approval of President Buhari.
President Buhari is currently attending an event at the United Nations General Assembly meeting at the UN.
The President of ASUU, Emmanuel Osodeke led the Union to the meeting, while the Minister of State for Education, Goodluck Opiah represented the federal government.
The speaker of the House of Representtatives, Femi Gbajabiamila who presided over the meeting claimed that it reached an agreement but fail to disclose it.
He added that the lawmakers will meet the president to discuss the agreement reached and expects ASUU to do so with their own members.
He said “There were basically seven areas where ASUU has presented what we considered to be requisition for them to go back to strike. We have looked at the seven areas, we have more or less agreed on certain things.
“Once that is done, the leadership of this house will await the return of Mr President from the ongoing General Assembly. We will meet with Mr President. We will lay the agreement reached by the legislative arm of government. I am hopeful that Mr President will buy into the agreement and with that, I believe that this matter will be speedily brought to a close,” he said.
The lawmakers will on Thursday meet with National Information Technology Development Agency, the Accountant General of the Federation, the Auditor General for the Federation and National Salaries Incomes and wages Commission to discuss further.
On his own part, Professor Osodeke assures that the strike will soon be over as long as progress was made at the meeting.
“It is a good development and we are waiting for what they will send to us to commit our members. We hope that within the immediate future, this issue will be resolved.
ASUU has been on strike since the 14th of February with no date for resumption in sight.