He blamed the president for not dealing with the “political aspect of Academic Staff Union (ASUU).”
The meeting is to deliberate on solutions to the lingering strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities.
Adamu Bargo, a spokesman for KASU described Mr Osodeke’s comments as “irresponsible, unguarded, misleading and derogatory”.
The minister says all striking tertiary institutions’ based unions except ASUU have accepted its offers to call off their strikes by next week.
This was the submission of Job Nmadu, a professor of Econometrics at the Federal University of Technology, Minna.
The labour movement had converged at the Adegbemile Cultural Centre in Akure, Ondo state capital to address the protesting members.
“We will not hesitate to declare a solidarity strike in support of the unions if the government fails to resolve the issues within a reasonable time.”
The varsity’s planned opening is to allow students looking to take advantage of the state government foreign scholarship scheme to do so.
He said the decision to embark on the one-day national protest was imperative as children of the poor had continued to remain at home.
NLC has threatened to embark on a nationwide three-day warning strike in solidarity with affiliate unions in the universities and students.