ASUU Strike: Govt, Union Talks End In Deadlock
It's Day 5 into the strike and nothing has changed.
It's also 3 days since the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) asked the government to adhere to an earlier agreement reached with the union.
Officials of the government could not persuade ASUU to call off the strike it started on Monday.
Talks will, however, continue, as both parties try to reach a new agreement that would ensure the lecturers return to the classroom.
The government officials led by the Minister of Labour and, Employment, Chris Ngige, will hold further talks with the union's representatives.
At the meeting held in Abuja on Thursday, Ngige had tried to convince the union to call off the strike but they wanted something more concrete.
An agreement reached with the government in 2009 has not been kept and that is one thing the union is holding on to.
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But the government's representatives made a new offer that ASUU said it would consider before the next talks.
However, after the meeting, both the Labour Minister and the union leaders were not willing to give details of the outcome.
The meeting came after the Senate asked the government and the union to resolve all pending issues.