ASUU Strike To Continue After Meeting With FG Ends In Deadlock

The meeting between the federal government and the leadership of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), ended on Tuesday without an agreement to call off the six-month old strike embarked on by public university lecturers.

The lecturers had met with the Professor Nimi Briggs Committee at the National University Commission (NUC) in Abuja with high hopes of resolving the impasse.

A senior member of ASUU told Channels Television that members of the Briggs renegotiation committee didn’t come with any new offer on the table, with a view to end the strike, which will now continue.

He said the committee pleaded with the lecturers to suspend the ongoing strike, with promises that their concerns will be included in the 2023 budget.

The meeting started at about 12pm and lasted for about three hours.

ASUU has been on strike since February 14.

Since then the government of President Muhammadu Buhari has failed to meet their financial demands.

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