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ASUU Strike Continues As Meeting With FG Ends In Deadlock

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The Academic Staff Union of Nigerian Universities (ASUU) meeting with the federal government on Thursday ended in a deadlock.

The national president of ASUU, Abiodun Ogunyemi, made this known to reporters after the meeting.

He said the strike was still ongoing and would not be called off as ASUU’s demands had not been met.

He said the federal government and ASUU teams agreed that the negotiation will resume next week

“We have just started the discussions; we have not really gone far. So, what we have done today is just to open up the issues. So, the strike still continues,” he said

“We have not fixed a date for the next meeting but by tomorrow, we should know.”

He noted that universities in Nigeria had been subjected to 20 years of continued “re-colonisation under alleged democracy”.

He stated that the problems with university education have affected the country inversely.

He said the strike is total, comprehensive and indefinite as members have withdrawn their services until government fully implements all outstanding issues.

“This strike is total, comprehensive and indefinite. Our members shall withdraw their services until government fully implement all outstanding issues as contained in the MOA of 2017, and concludes the renegotiation of the 2009 agreements,”

“We have been subjected to 20 years of continued re-colonisation under alleged democracy in which all that the ruling circle have been regrouping among themselves in their various faction they called political parties.” he said.

ASUU, on August 13, embarked on an indefinite strike following government’s failure to implement the agreement reached in November 2016.

 



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