The meeting between the ASUU Executives and the Nigerian government has ended this evening without calling off of the nationwide strike by ASUU.

ASUU confirmed that the strike which started on November 4 would continue.

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) strike was called because of its demands for welfare of the teachers and better funding of universities.

The meeting started around 3p.m and ended 8:15 p.m.

According to the Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige, said government’s negotiations with ASUU will proceed next week. Dr.Ngige reported earlier that the meeting with the university lecturers was late in coming because of the negotiation of minimum wage.

Dr.Ngige begged the lecturers to put the interests of student at heart who are the one suffering the impasse of the strike.

While Speaking,ASUU National president,Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, said that the union have made its request known and also confirmed that the meeting has been adjourned till next week.

According to Prof.Ogunyemi, no date fixed yet but “we will communicate the date to you tomorrow,” he replied the waiting reporters.

He further explained that ASUU was forcible to call the strike after its appeal to the Federal Government to implement the 2009 agreement did not yield any good results.

“Our meeting with the education minister in May and September to remind him about federal government promises to implement the agreement yielded no result,” he lamented.

 Prof.Biodun Ogunyemi reported earlier that government had promised to take action on issues pointed in the last MOU signed by the parties involved but “it does appears that federal government is dribbling the union.”

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