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Strike not ending soon, FG brought nothing to latest meeting —ASUU

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) says the ongoing strike action will not end anytime soon.   Emmanuel Osodeke, ASUU presi...

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) says the ongoing strike action will not end anytime soon.

 

Emmanuel Osodeke, ASUU president, spoke on Wednesday during a Twitter Space organised by Premium Times.

 

ASUU has been on strike since February 14 over the government’s alleged failure to meet its demands.

 

Hopes of the strike coming to an end were dashed after a meeting between the union’s executives and the federal government on Tuesday ended in deadlock.

 

Commenting on the meeting, Osodeke said the government came “with nothing” to the table.

 

The ASUU president said the government is yet to show any commitment to the demands of the lecturers.

 

“The situation now is that it’s even worse than when we started. The government has not shown any responsibility on how to fund our university system and education in general,” he said.

 

 “They only claim they don’t have funds, no one can believe that. There are no funds and one man can steal N109 billion and the government is trying to negotiate with him? The government has not shown any commitment.

 

“We met with them yesterday and they came with nothing. It is very sad that all Nigerian universities are closed and all the government is interested in, is how to win elections and Nigerian people are watching.” 

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