Again, the Federal Government and the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) have failed to come to a compromise as regards the demands of the union, as negotiation ended without any conclusion on Tuesday.
Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, the National President of the union made this disclosure at the end of negotiation meeting in Abuja on Tuesday.
He however, added that negotiation is still on to end the industrial action embarked upon by the union weeks back.
He said both parties were yet to reach a concrete decision.
“For now, we have started to discuss. We are yet to reach any concrete decision. Once we have more information, we will make ourselves available to the press.
“The union will reconvene very soon to continue negotiations,” he said.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the meeting held at the instance of the Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu was to find lasting solution to the ongoing strike by the university lecturers.
ASUU had on Nov. 4, embarked on an indefinite strike over poor funding of Nigerian universities and non-implementation of previous agreements by government.
In a related development, President, National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), Mr Danielson Akpan has admonished the conflicting parties to come to a compromise so that tertiary institutions in the country can reopen.