ASUU strike update: Another Meeting end without resolution

premiumtimesng reports that another meeting between the federal government and the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) had ended on Monday night without an immediate resolution of the dispute.

The meeting which was said to have held at the Federal Ministry of Labour was to find a lasting solution to the ongoing strike by the university lecturers.

At least four other meetings have been held between both parties before Monday’s since the strike commenced on November 4.

While addressing journalists, the minister of labour and employment, Chris Ngige, said the meeting has been adjourned to December 17.

Mr Ngige said the federal government is taking all necessary steps to address ASUU’s demands.

”We have identified one area to look for the fund for revatalisation and the appropriate government organs will be contacted tomorrow,” Mr Ngige said.

Speaking on earned allowances, Mr Ngige said the government has agreed on what to do to make sure the outstanding amount is handled in a way that all parties will be properly accommodated.

”We also discussed the issue of state universities and agreed that even though education is on concurrent list, the universities should be properly funded and staffed so that we don’t produce half baked graduates,” he said.

“These are the issues we discussed and we hope in the next adjourned date, we would make progress and bring the strike to close. ASUU has been cooperative,” he said.

Meanwhile, the ASUU chairman, Biodun Ogunyemi, said the union will await the next adjournment date to see how far the federal government will deliver on its promises before it will take a decision on whether to suspend the industrial action

”We have promises made on the part of the government and we shall await report on all the issues for which they have made promises”, he said.

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