ASUU, FG Meeting Ends in Deadlock, Again

The meeting between the federal government and the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) ended without any resolution on Tuesday.

ASUU national president, Biodun Ogunyemi, stated this while addressing reporters at the end of the closed door meeting in Abuja.

Dr Ogunyemi however added that negotiations would continue as both parties try 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.

“The union will reconvene very soon to continue negotiations.”

The meeting, held at the instance of Adamu Adamu, minister of education, was to find lasting solution to the ongoing strike by the university lecturers.

ASUU had, on November 4, embarked on an indefinite strike over poor funding of Nigerian universities and non-implementation of previous agreements by government and the overall welfare of its members.

The Federal Government however remains adamant that the putative agreements were reached by previous administrations, and were unrealistic in light if present economic challenges.

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