ICYMI: Again, FG, ASUU meeting deadlocked as strike continues
The Federal Government and leaders of the Academic Staff Union of Universities met on Monday at the Ministry of Education headquarters, Abuja, to review the grey areas in the 2017 Memorandum of Action, trying to reach a middle ground.
The meeting started at about 5.10pm and stretched till 9.30pm, with the government delegation led by the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, and the Permanent Secretary, Sony Echono.
The strike by the lecturers, however, continues as the meeting could not reach an amicable resolution on the contentious issues.
The last meeting between the two parties was on Thursday, November 15, which lasted for six hours but was deadlocked too.
The issues are about funding for revitalisation of public universities, earned academic allowances, salary shortfalls and pension matters.
The two parties will try to look at the middle grounds on the issues and until that is achieved the strike will continue unabated.
The ASUU President, Prof Biodun Ogunyemi, in a brief session with journalists after the three-hour talks, said the negotiations with the government would continue.