Hopes for a quick end to the ongoing ASUU strike were dashed on Thursday when the university lecturers and the government failed to agree on the contentious issues. The Federal government had constituted a committee chaired by the Benue State Governor, Hon. Gabriel Suswan.
The national president of ASUU had before the meeting declared that calling off the strike would depend on what the Federal government would place on the table in respect of the implementation of the 2009 agreement during the meeting.
On whether the strike will be called off following the Thursday’s meeting, the ASUU chairman said:
“There is no change any way because the meeting today is just considering one aspect of the agreement, which is funding.“So what we did today was to have an inaugural meeting on funding and our members nationwide said nothing short of implementation of all aspects of the agreement will make them call off the strike, so like I said whatever meeting we are invited, we will go and give our members information.”