The lingering strike embarked upon by the university lecturers under the aegis of the Academic Staff Union of Nigeria Universities, ASUU will continue as the meeting of the union leaders with the Federal Government didn’t yield any result.
It was gathered that the meeting both parties had together on Tuesday did not lead to any agreement as expected by Nigerians who were waiting eagerly to know what would come out of the parley.
The Committee set up by the federal government to meet with ASUU leaders was headed by Professor Nimi Briggs.
It was gathered that the union leaders angrily walked out of the meeting when they felt that the government committee didn’t show any seriousness in meeting their demands.
It will be recalled that the President of ASUU Emmanuel Osodeke on Monday said the union has had an agreement with the government to adopt the University Transparency Accountability Solution (UTAS) as the payment platform for teachers on the university.
“We have not had any serious communication though they have invited us for a meeting on one issue, tomorrow (Tuesday), which is the issue of renegotiation,” Osodeke said on Channels Television programme Politics Today.
“You know that there are seven issues why we are on strike. They are inviting for discussion on issue of renegotiation, tomorrow, which is renegotiation of the 2009 agreement.