ASUU-FG meeting hits another deadlock, strike continues
The much-anticipated Tuesday’s meeting between the leadership of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) and the Federal Government has again hit a deadlock as no agreement was reached.
The implication, says an ASUU negotiation team member, is that the strike the six-month old strike continues.
ASUU embarked on a four-week warning strike on February 14 and because the Federal Government has not met their demands, the strike has continued since then and now in its sixth month.
ASUU representatives had met with the Professor Nimi Briggs Committee on Tuesday at the National University Commission in Abuja following disclosure by ASUU President , Professor Emmanuel Osodeke that both parties had reached a truce on the UTAS/IPPIS impasse with government agreeing to deploy UTAS as payment platform for ASUU members.
But at the Tuesday meeting, the Federal Government made no offer but pleaded with ASUU to call off strike with only a promise that their financial demands will be included in the 2023 budget.
ASUU among other things is demanding for the payment of university revitalisation funds which currently stands at about N1.1 trillion.