Once again, the meeting between the leadership of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) and the Federal Government has ended in a deadlock.
The meeting took place on Tuesday, December 4, 2018, at the ministry of education in Abuja.
Speaking with reporters at the end of the closed-door meeting, Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, ASUU National President, noted that negotiations were still going on adding that 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.
“The union will reconvene very soon to continue negotiations.”
Meanwhile, the two bodies have met about four times since the lecturers embarked on the strike on November 5, 2018, over demands for improved funding of public universities based on the agreement reached with the Federal government in 2009.
The meeting was, however, aimed at bringing a lasting solution to the problem.