ASUU, FG meeting deadlocked again
There seems to be no end in sight yet for the face-off between the federal government and the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), as their meeting yesterday ended in deadlock.
The meeting, which held at the Federal Ministry of Education, was to resolve the lingering industrial action by the university lecturers.
At least, two other meetings had been held between both parties before that of yesterday since the strike began.
The union embarked on the strike on November 4 to protest poor funding of Nigerian universities and non-implementation of previous agreements by the government.
Speaking with journalists after yesterday’s meeting, the National President of ASUU, Biodun Ogunyemi, said both parties were yet to reach a concrete decision.
“For now, we have started to discuss; we are yet to reach any concrete decision. Once we have more information, we will make ourselves available to the press,” he said.
According to him, the meeting will reconvene very soon to continue negotiations.
The government’s representative at the meeting included the Education Minister, Adamu Adamu, among others.