University students in Nigeria may know their fate on Tuesday as the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU are in talks with the delegation from the Ministry of Labour and Employment to end the strike.
Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, said talks were 98 percent complete to end the ASUU strike that has been going on for more than eight months.
Labour spokesman Charles Akpa said the two sides would resume talks this afternoon, for the eighth time.
At their previous meeting, the government agreed to give ASUU the sum of 40 billion naira and 30 billion naira to renovate university facilities.
The main reason for the delay in the talks was the issue of University staff salaries being denied by the government for the duration of the strike, which they said they had to pay before they resume academic activities.
But the government wants them to resume academic activities before they are paid.