The anticipated meeting between the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) and the Nigerian government negotiation team came to an end without a positive result tonight.

The meeting took place at the Federal Ministry of Labour,which was believe to bring a lasting solution to the lingering strike by the university academicians.

Recalled that not less than four other meetings have been held in the past between both parties before this evening meeting.The Asuu strike started on November 4,2018.

Immediately after the meeting,the Minister of Labour and Employment,Dr.Chris Ngige addressed the reporters, and announced that the next meeting will take place on Monday, December 17. Dr.Chris Ngige noted that the federal government is taking all required steps so as to reach an agreement with ASUU.In his earlier statement,Dr.Chris Ngige begged the union to shift ground for the government so as to reach a resolution.

”The strike is five weeks old today and it is not in anybody’s interest. We will ensure the needful is done,” he reported.

In his reaction,Prof.Biodun Ogunyemi, the ASUU National Chairman said that the union will wait to see how serious the government is on her promise before the next meeting,this will give a long way in taking their final decision after December 17 meeting.

As it stands now, according to Adekka TV correspondence in Abuja,this meeting serve as a progressive way forward since the beginning of the Strike.

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