Indications show that the ASUU strike action embarked upon by the Aacademic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) will still continue for a while as the meeting, held yesterday, with the Federal Government ended in a deadlock. No compromise or decision was reached after the meeting to end the ASUU Strike, which began 3 p.m and ended 8:15 p.m on Tuesday. The meeting will continue next week.
The Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, however stated that government’s discussion with ASUU will continue next week. According to Ngige the delay in calling ASUU for a discussion was caused by the mimimum wage negotiation.
He appealed to ASUU to put the interest of students, who are at the receiving end into consideration.
ASUU president, Biodun Ogunyemi on the other hand said the union have tendered its request at the meeting and also confirmed that the ASUU Strike meeting has been adjourned till next week.
According to him, no date has been fixed but “we will communicate the date to you tomorrow,” he told newsmen.
He said the union was forced to embark on the strike after its plea for the implementation of the 2009 agreement fell on deaf ears.
Mr Ogunyemi earlier said the government had promised to take action on issues raised in the last MOU signed by the two parties but “it does appears that federal government is dribbling the union.”