The Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige, have assured more hope over the prolonged industrial strike by the Academic Union of Universities as it may be called off this month.
However, Ngige while giving the hint in Onitsha, Anambra State, while speaking to reporters, revealed that funds had been provided to meet most of the demands of the union.
He said the Federal Government would make necessary efforts to ensure that the strike comes to an end this January.
Ngige also highlighted on the issues that made ASUU to embark on strike were based on agreement which the union entered into with the administration of former President Goodluck Jonathan, which the administration failed to implement before President Muhammadu Buhari took over power.
According to the minister, the Buhari administration is labour-friendly and is always concerned about the welfare of the nation’s workforce.