The Federal Government on Thursday expressed the possibility that the Academic Staff Union of Universities would suspend its going nationwide strike.

The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Labour and Employment, Dr. Clement Illo, told newsmen in Abuja that government was positive that ASUU would resolve the crises soon.

A meeting with ASUU, convened by the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, the Committee on Labour and the Committee on Education, among others, ended in deadlock on Wednesday.

Illo, who described the meeting as “a very positive step,” said the three-hour meeting recorded huge success toward resolving the issues.

He, however, said, “It is still work in progress and we are still meeting tomorrow (Friday) and on Monday.

“But the indications are very positive that the issues will be resolved as quickly as possible. We are sure of success on Friday but if we did not, then we will definitely succeed by Monday.”

But the ASUU President, Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, on Thursday said the union would meet the government on Monday over the one-week warning strike called by the union.