According to THISDAY News, the resumed meeting between the Federal Government and the leadership of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) ended again yesterday night without any agreement.
According to reports, Chris Ngige, Minister of Labor and Employment, was optimistic that the issue with ASUU would be resolved before Christmas so that universities can reopen in January in earnest.
The meeting which was to reconcile both parties and reach possible agreement ended abruptly with the ASUU delegates staging a walk-out and efforts to get them talk on what transpired yielded no result as they all hurriedly left the meeting without uttering a word.
However, the Minister said, “Departments and agencies of government were given assignment at the end of the meeting on December 10, and they all submitted their reports at the resumed talks. We took the reports and we were suppose to commence implementation but we decided to give ourselves some days to see whether we can accomplish that before Christmas.
“The meeting was peaceful, we even broke into executive session where we asked staff members to leave,” Ngige added.
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