Strike: Another meeting between FG and ASUU ends in deadlock
The union had embarked on the strike over the poor funding of Nigerian universities and non-implementation of previous agreements- However, Chris Ngige said the federal government is taking all necessary steps to address ASUU’s demands.
Another meeting ended on Monday night, December 10, without an immediate resolution of the dispute between the federal government and the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Premium Times reports .
We gathered that the meeting which was held at the federal Ministry of Labour was to find a lasting solution to the ongoing strike by the university lecturers.Since the strike commenced on November 4, at least four other meetings have been held between both parties before Monday’s meeting.
The minister of labour and employment, Chris Ngige, while addressing journalists, said the meeting has been adjourned to December 17, adding that the federal government is taking all necessary steps to address ASUU’s demands.”The strike is five weeks old today and it is not in anybody’s interest. We will ensure the needful is done,” he said.