Again, FG-ASUU Meeting Ends in Deadlock

The Federal Government has once again failed to reach an agreement with the leadership of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) over its ongoing nationwide strike.

This comes as the meeting between the government and union held on Monday behind closed doors at the Federal Ministry of Education in Abuja failed to yield a resolution.

National President of ASUU, Professor Biodun Ogunyemi, briefed reporters at the end of the meeting which lasted over three hours and presided over by the Minister of Education, Mr Adamu Adamu.

He said the meeting to resolve the over three weeks industrial action would be resumed at a yet-to-be announced date.

The latest deadlock comes as the House of Representatives expressed worry over the ongoing strike which has grounded activities in most universities across the country.

During an oversight visit to the Ministry of Education, Chairman of the House Committee on Tertiary Education, Mr Aminu Suleiman, appealed to the government and ASUU to go beyond resolving the current industrial action and provide lasting solutions that would make strike in the education sector a thing of the past.

The government, in a statement from the ministry, reiterated its position that it was committed to ending strikes in the sector despite the challenges of funding.

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