The sad story of Nigeria government and striking varsity lecturers still lingers as the two parties still ended their five hours meeting without agreeing on anything. The Tuesday’s meeting between the federal government and ASUU, which lasted more than five hours, ended again in a deadlock.
Both parties are yet to reach a compromise on the strike which has crippled academic activities in universities nationwide for 5 weeks now. ASUU president said there is no end in sight, but the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), has appealed to both parties to reach a compromise in the interest of the students. Other students bodies have also joined their voices to lament what could best be described as irresponsibility on the part of the FG for not giving ear to the demands of ASUU stating that there was no need for long meetings raising the hopes of helpless students who have been forced to return to their various homes. It seems the FG has become jobless that they hold meetings with ASUU weekly without any serious thing, they already know what ASUU wants, they should just do what they can at the moment and be honest in their dealings to avoid futures strike, one of the students said.
Education Minister, Adamu Adamu, refused to comment of the issue and rushed into his waiting car after the meeting.
However, no date was fixed for further meetings between both parties.