The meeting between the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) and the federal government on Tuesday ended in a deadlock and the lecturers staged a walk-out as the strike continues.
The meeting took place at the headquarters of the National Universities Commission where the FG's team met with ASUU representatives.
“The meet with the FG’s team was headed by Professor Nimi Briggs and it started by 12:00 pm and ended by 3:00 pm. There was no new offer on the table, they simply begged us to call off the strike”, a top ASUU official revealed to Punch.
A second source disclosed: "The lecturers left angrily, though we cannot really ascertain what was discussed with them as you can see, we were not invited, but the proposal presented was rejected."
The development was also confirmed by a member of the ASUU National Executive Committee who asked not to be quoted, stating that the government is "unserious" with the negotiation.
“They are not serious. I can’t go over the details with you because the president is responsible for disseminating the information. The proposal presented was unreasonable. There is no hope in sight."
Additionally, the spokesperson for the ministry of education, Ben Goong, said that the ministry would brief the press on Thursday.