The federal government is very optimistic that the outcome of the negotiations with the Academic Staff Union of Universities, which lasted till the wee hours of Tuesday morning, were very fruitful, Minister of Labour and Productivity, Emeka Wogu has said.
Wogu said, Tuesday, that the over 12-hour long meeting which started Monday at 2.40 pm focused on the 2009 Agreement with the union.
“We believe the presidential intervention has resolved the logjam. The ball is now in the court of the union leaders to meet with their members to convey the outcome of the meeting to their members.
“We are very optimistic that this will bring about a positive outcome. Even the ASUU team was very happy with the deliberations,” he said.
The minister, however, was not categorical on if the federal government had accepted to implement the terms of the 2009 Agreement to the letter. [TD]