FG, ASUU yet to reach agreement

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The meeting between the Federal Government and Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) on Monday in Abuja ended without any agreement.

The meeting, which sought to find a lasting solution to the ongoing strike, was presided over by the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, and started at 5 p.m at the premises of the Federal Ministry of Education,

Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, ASUU President, who spoke to newsmen after the closed door meeting, said negotiation was still ongoing and that the parties would reconvene at a later date.

“All I can say for now is that negotiation continues and the meeting has been adjourned to a later date,” Ogunyemi said.

The union embarked on the strike three weeks ago over the funding of Nigerian universities and an alleged plan by the Federal Government to increase students’ fees and introduce an education bank.

The union is also demanding 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.

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