The meeting between the Federal Government and Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) on Monday in Abuja has ended without any agreement. The meeting which began at about 5:30pm and ended at exactly 8pm, it was gathered, could not achieve much as both the ASUU team, led by it’s president, Prof.Biodun Ogunyemi and the federal government delegation, led by the Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, resolved to continue the discussion at a later date.
Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi while speaking to newsmen after the closed door meeting, said negotiation was still ongoing and that the parties would reconvene at a later date
The union is demanding for the implementation of the Memorandum of Action (MoA) agreement by both parties in 2017. The union has also insisted on the dissolution of the Wale Babalakin-led Federal Government Negotiation Committee. .
Meanwhile, the House of Representatives Committee on Tertiary Education, earlier visited the Minister of Education and called on the government and ASUU to expeditiously resolve their differences so that the strike can be called off. .
On his part, Education Minister, Mallam Adamu Adamu said government is desirous to confine strikes in the education sector to the dustbin history, adding however, that funding remains the greatest obstacle.